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Scottsbluff DUI Defense Lawyer

Defending Against DUI Charges in Nebraska

When facing a DUI charge, it's essential to have a skilled and experienced legal team by your side. At Douglas, Kelly, Ostdiek, Snyder, Ossian and Vogl, P.C., we understand the complexities and implications associated with DUI cases. Our Scottsbluff DUI defense attorneys are committed to providing aggressive representation and strategic defense to protect your rights and secure the best possible result for your case.

Call Douglas, Kelly, Ostdiek, Snyder, Ossian and Vogl, P.C. today at (308) 365-1994 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our DUI defense attorneys in Scottsbluff.

Nebraska DUI Laws

In the state of Nebraska, it is considered illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Additionally, the state employs a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under the age of 21, making it illegal for them to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system.

What are the Penalties for a DUI in Nebraska?

The penalties for a DUI conviction in Nebraska can be very severe, ranging from fines and license suspension to imprisonment. The severity of the consequences depends on various aspects, including your BAC level, prior DUI convictions, and whether any aggravating circumstances were present.

  • For a first-time DUI offense, you may face 7-60 days in jail, a $500 fine, and a six-month license revocation.
  • Subsequent offenses carry increasingly harsher penalties, such as longer license suspensions, mandatory ignition interlock device installation, and potential jail time.

We understand the potential impact a DUI conviction can have on your life, and we work diligently to mitigate the consequences. Whether negotiating reduced charges, exploring diversion programs, or preparing a robust defense for trial, our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your unique situation.

Defenses Against DUI Charges

Some common defenses against DUI charges may include:

  • Challenging the Traffic Stop: We can scrutinize the circumstances leading to your traffic stop, ensuring that law enforcement has a valid reason to pull you over. If your rights were violated during the stop, we may be able to suppress evidence obtained thereafter.
  • Questioning the Field Sobriety Tests: We can assess the administration of field sobriety tests, highlighting any factors that may have affected your performance unrelated to intoxication. Inaccuracies or improper conduct during these tests can significantly weaken the prosecution's case.
  • Examining Breathalyzer Accuracy: We can closely examine the maintenance records and calibration of breathalyzer devices used in your case. Any issues with the reliability of these devices can be a crucial factor in challenging BAC results.
  • Exploring Constitutional Violations: If there were violations of your constitutional rights during the arrest or investigation, we can leverage these issues to build a strong defense on your behalf.

Contact Our Scottsbluff DUI Defense Attorney Today

If you or a loved one is facing a DUI charge, time is of the essence. Swift action is crucial to building a solid defense and protecting your rights. Contact our Scottsbluff DUI defense lawyers at Douglas, Kelly, Ostdiek, Snyder, Ossian and Vogl, P.C. We are dedicated to providing personalized and aggressive representation to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system. We are committed to fighting for your rights and reaching the best possible outcome for your situation.

Contact Douglas, Kelly, Ostdiek, Snyder, Ossian and Vogl, P.C. today to get started with our Scottsbluff DUI defense lawyer.

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