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Former Henderson Police Officer Driving Wrong Way on the 95

Former Henderson Police Officer Driving Wrong Way on the 95 While off duty, 31-year old former Henderson Police Officer, Joseph Lawrance, led Highway Patrol officers on a speedy chase recently when he was seen driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 95 near Durango. As officers chased Lawrance attempting to pull him over, Lawrance also drove the wrong way on additional surfact streets, as well as blew through a red light, according to prosecutors. Results of the blood test taken by Lawrance revealed that his blood alcohol level was 0.185 percent, which is over twice the legal limit to drive. Lawrance pleaded no contest to a DUI, though according to his attorney, Josh Tomscheck, he does play to plead guilty to the felony charge of eluding police. In the meantime, Lawrance has been ordered not to drink and must wear a device that monitors whether or not he uses alcohol. Lawrance must additionally undergo at least one year of alcohol treatment supervised by Las Vegas courts. If he completes the program, he will be allowed to withdraw his plea to the felony, having it reduced to a misdemeanor. Also to note: highway troopers found a loaded gun and hundreds of prescription pills inside Lawrance’s Toyota, along with a bottle of opened whiskey. The Las Vegas Review Journal Reports that Lawrance “believes he has a problem with alcohol, and I believe that’s the only explanation for what happened in this case,” Tomsheck said. “There’s no other way to describe this than an aberration.” Do you have a DUI charge in Las Vegas or Henderson? At the Ticket Attorney Law Office,...

Avoid DUI in Las Vegas on Halloween

Avoid DUI in Las Vegas on Halloween Nothing will ruin a holiday faster than a messy traffic accident. Particularly if you cause harm and suffering to yourself, innocent strangers, your friends and family, or anyone else involved. Las Vegas Metro urges you to make responsible decisions this Halloween holiday, and please, do not get behind the wheel if you have been drinking. From Sunday October 20th through November 3rd, Henderson officers will be combining their efforts with adjacent jurisdictions in order to look for impaired drivers. Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers is reported to have stated, “Halloween is one of the business times of the year for child and adult pedestrians to be walking through neighborhoods… We ask [motorists] to stay sober and alert, so that everyone can enjoy the holiday safely.” Metro is urging anyone who suspects another individual of driving impaired to immediately call 911 and give a vehicle description, location and travel direction of vehicle, and if at all possible—safely report the license plate number. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 44% of all highway fatalities in the nation on Halloween weekend involve a drunk driver/motorcycle rider. These numbers are staggering and can be lowered drastically by playing it safe rather than sorry. At Ticket Attorney Law Office, we fight hard to plea your Las Vegas DUI down to a lesser charge, so you do not have to face extreme consequences such as high fees and fines, community service, or even jail time. It is not advisable that you attempt to deal with your drunk driving charge in Las Vegas on your own....

New Downtown Alcohol Ordinances, Fremont Street Experience

You’ve seen it once. You’ve seen it a thousand times. Drunken shenanigans on Freemont Street. Whether it be tourists from Kansas City in town for a bachelor party, local Zappos techies celebrating the weekend, or spandex-wearing eccentric wanders talking to themselves with margaritas in hand, Downtown Las Vegas takes all kinds. The problem, as observed by the Las Vegas City Council, is the escalation of aggressive behaviors occurring on the Fremont Street Experience due to the abundance of cheap booze coupled with obnoxious souvenir hustlers, photograph takers, and other vendors and performers looking to make a quick buck off the wobbling drunkards. As reported by the LVRJ, Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate, told the council, “I don’t want to belabor what we’re seeing on TripAdvisor.” Stevens was referring to a barrage of comments left on the popular travel site/blog by individuals who said they’d never return to downtown Las Vegas because it was so disgustingly sleazy. Also reported by the LVRJ, Boyd Gaming lobbyist Russell Rowe, commented on the low return rate of Hawaiian visitors to Las Vegas. “The bottom line is our Hawaiian guests are not flying back and if they do, they’re not staying downtown,” Rowe said. The council discussed an alcohol ordinance which included some of the following, as they relate to downtown Las Vegas, specifically, Freemont Street: ■ No single servings of alcoholic candy, jello shots or other products not considered beverages can be sold. ■ No containers of malt liquor and beer larger than 32 ounces can be sold. ■ No beer higher than 11 percent alcohol can be sold....
Another DUI Accident in Las Vegas

Another DUI Accident in Las Vegas

Each year, far too many individuals are killed or seriously injured as a result of DUI accidents in Southern Nevada. Most recently reported, a man suspected of driving while under the influence crashed into a motorcycle, badly injuring the rider. The rider, upon being hit, was thrown violently into the road and lay there suffering until he was taken to University Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. The driver who was the cause of the DUI collision, and who was also suspected of speeding, was 29 year old Anthony Munoz. As if it wasn’t bad enough that Munoz was speeding, driving drunk, and hit a motorcycle, Munoz also fled the scene of the accident. He eventually lost control of his Kia Sorento and drove off the road, where he and a passenger attempted to flee on foot until officers caught them. Munoz was arrested on counts of driving under the influence and hit-and-run. Some reminders from the Law Office of Mark Coburn: Nevada DUI Penalties FIRST OFFENSE · Between 2 days and 6 months in jail · 48 to 96 hours of community service · A fine of between $580 and $2000 · Required attendance in a substance abuse educational program · Required attendance in DUI school · Required attendance in a “victim impact panel” · Revocation of your driver’s license for at least 90 days SECOND OFFENSE · Between 10 days and 6 months in jail · 48 to 96 hours of community service · A fine of between $580 and $2000 · Required attendance in a substance abuse therapy program · Required attendance in DUI...

Crackdown on DUIs in Henderson

 Even as the Holiday season slowly fades into memory, DUI checkpoints continue to pop up all across town. This is due to the large amount of fatal accidents that occur here in the valley, all year round. Even though DUI checkpoints like the one on Blue Diamond road have been keeping motorists alert and are helping to stop irresponsible drivers from harming innocent people, unfortunately, there was still an enormous spike in DUI incidents over the past year in Southern Nevada. In Henderson alone, hundreds of people were injured or killed last year while driving under the influence. Over major holiday weekends, such as Labor Day or New Years, the Henderson police Department sets up key DUI checkpoints, like the one on Blue Diamond road, or a similar check point at St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Avenue, where thousands of drivers are stopped. Police are able to take into custody anyone who is breaking Nevada’s DUI laws at that time. If you were recently arrested for a dui in las vegas,  whether it was for drinking, illegal drug use, or the use of prescription pills, the Law Office of Mark Coburn is here to help you stay out of jail, avoid the maximum penalties, and keep the cleanest record possible. Mark Coburn is one of the leading Criminal Defense Lawyers in las vegas, with over 16 years of legal experience and a respected reputation. Call (702) 382-2000 today for a free consultation....

DUI Checkpoints

DUI Checkpoints It is reported that over this past Memorial Day weekend, 58 people were arrested for driving under the influence. This is in part due to the five DUI checkpoints established at key locations across the city, as well as the overall increased presence of Las Vegas Metro Police. The good news: because these intoxicated individuals were pulled over and arrested before they carelessly caused an accident, there were zero fatalities over the Memorial Day Holiday due to DUIs. Metro police stated that their DUI enforcement mission was the largest in the United States. At the five DUI checkpoints, over 15,000 vehicles were stopped and checked for intoxicated drivers! Metro also increased patrols in areas that have shown a significant amount of DUI offenses and other accidents in the past. In addition to the people arrested for DUIs, dozens Las Vegas Traffic Tickets were also issued based on other charges. If you received a Las Vegas DUI over Memorial Day weekend, do NOT accept any offer from the District Attorney before speaking to a qualified Las Vegas DUI Attorney. Call the Law Office of Mark Coburn today at (702) 382-2000 for a free consultation to review your case and discuss the best possible outcome for...
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