Over the past several decades a monumental effort has been made by advocacy groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, as well as by law enforcement agencies to raise public awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. Their efforts have been successful by most standards. Along with raising awareness, these efforts have also resulted in tougher drunk driving laws and harsher penalties in most states, including Nebraska. If you, or a loved one, have been charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, in Omaha you should have a basic understanding of the DUI laws and the potential penalties for a conviction.
The Omaha DUI defense team at Petersen Law Office has chosen to focus their efforts on defending individuals who have been charged with a DUI offense in the greater Omaha area including Douglas County, Cass County and Sarpy County, Nebraska. We understand how a DUI charge can change your life which is why we are dedicated to protecting your rights and defending you from the moment you are charged.For a free initial evaluation of your Omaha DUI case contact the team today by calling 402-393-8080 or by filling out our online contact form.
Omaha Driving Under the Influence Law
Omaha’s basic DUI law can be found in the Nebraska Revised Statute 60-6,196 which states:
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or be in the actual physical control of any motor vehicle:
(a) While under the influence of alcoholic liquor or of any drug;
(b) When such person has a concentration of eight-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of his or her blood; or
(c) When such person has a concentration of eight-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of his or her breath.
(2) Any person who operates or is in the actual physical control of any motor vehicle while in a condition described in subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of a crime and upon conviction punished as provided in sections 60-6,197.02 to 60-6,197.08.
While most people are familiar with the basic concepts found in Nebraska’s DUI law, one thing many people do not realize is that you can be charged with a DUI if you are under the influence of drugs as well as if you are under the influence of alcohol.
At Petersen Law Office we understand the Omaha driving under the influence laws and we know how to defend someone charged with DUI. After reviewing your case we promise to provide you with an honest and clear summary of the case and what we believe we can do for you. For a free initial evaluationof your Omaha or Sarpy County, Nebraska DUI case contact the Omaha DUI team day or night by calling 402-393-8080 or fill out our online contact form. To better serve our clients our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.