Charges of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or other controlled substances are some of the most common criminal charges in Las Vegas. Under the law, it’s illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or above or when experiencing the effects of marijuana or other illegal drugs. It is even illegal to drive a car under the influence of prescription medication that might impair your ability to safely operate on a public roadway.The first thing you should do if you’re charged with a DUI is call a qualified, experienced attorney. Many lawyers in Las Vegas advertise themselves as “DUI lawyers” as a way to make what they see as quick, easy money. Such firms should be avoided at all costs. DUI’s are serious business. Conviction of a DUI can mean thousands of dollars in fines, termination from your employment, and jail time. Conviction of subsequent DUI’s means even stiffer penalties. Only reputable, established firms like Oronoz & Ericsson have the skills necessary to successfully navigate you through a DUI charge and help you carry on with your life.