A person arrested for intoxicated driving may face more than criminal charges and license suspension. He or she may face a Las Vegas vehicle impoundment, particularly if a repeat offender.
Your vehicle may be impounded for varying amounts of time depending on the specific circumstances of your offense, including whether this is a second, third or subsequent DUI and what your blood alcohol concentration was at the time of your arrest.
Impact of Losing Your Vehicle
To add insult to injury, you will have to pay vehicle storage fees, towing costs and administrative fees for your vehicle to be released. The longer your vehicle was impounded, the higher these fees will be.
Losing your vehicle will likely have a significant impact on your life. You will need to rely upon public transportation, friends or family members for rides or may need to walk or ride a bike to get to school, work or even to the grocery store or similar errands. You will no longer have the freedom to come and go as you please and will also face the added expense of paying impoundment fees once your vehicle is ready to be released.
Enlist Aggressive Legal Advocacy
An experienced attorney at De Castroverde Law Group can help if you have been arrested for or are facing DUI charges and your vehicle has been impounded. We can assist you in challenging your criminal charges, representing you at your DMV hearing and working to get your vehicle out of impoundment. By keeping you informed every step of the way, we can also alleviate the stress you may be experiencing.
Let a skilled criminal defense lawyer help you avoid having a Las Vegas vehicle impoundment while protecting your freedom and criminal record from a drunk driving conviction. Contact our firm today to discuss your case and determine your legal options!