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About Maysoun Fletcher

Maysoun Fletcher earned her J.D. from the Chapman University School of Law in 2001 and her B.A. from the University of California at Irvine in 1997. Her Las Vegas practice focuses on personal injury, criminal defense, and DUI. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Nevada, and she is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. Ms. Fletcher is fluent in Spanish and Arabic.

Alcohol and Your Body: How to Fight A DUI

Can only one beer put you over the legal limit for driving, a blood alcohol content (BAC) level at or above 0.08 percent? “It depends” is the only honest answer. It depends on things like your weight. Are you male or female? When did you last eat, what did you eat, and how much? Are [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on Alcohol and Your Body: How to Fight A DUI

FAQS About Sobriety Checkpoints

Q: Under normal circumstances, a law enforcement officer may not stop a driver in traffic unless the officer witnesses a crime or has probable cause to believe that the driver is committing a crime. So how can DUI checkpoints be legal? A: DUI checkpoints – or “sobriety” checkpoints – represent an exception to the law, [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on FAQS About Sobriety Checkpoints

Infographic – A Peek Into Collision & DUI Statistics In Las Vegas, NV

This infographic is based on data provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and illustrates the statistics surrounding injury, non-injury, and pedestrian collisions in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2014-2016 (year to date). This infographic also explores DUI arrests data from 2014-2016. If you have been injured in a crash or arrested for a DUI, [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|DUI, Infographics, injury|Comments Off on Infographic – A Peek Into Collision & DUI Statistics In Las Vegas, NV

Are Ride-Sharing Apps Like UBER Responsible for A Decrease in DUIS in Nevada?

Popular ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft may be saving lives. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) says the apps are driving down alcohol-related accidents and fatalities on Nevada’s streets and highways. According to MADD, the numbers were down by 25 percent in Nevada for 2015. Are the new ridesharing services really responsible for a decline [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on Are Ride-Sharing Apps Like UBER Responsible for A Decrease in DUIS in Nevada?

What is Nevada’s Drugged Driving Law and How Does it Affect You?

All intoxicated driving is illegal in the state of Nevada and covered by the state’s DUI laws, whether you are driving while impaired by alcohol, marijuana, an illegal drug or substance, a legal prescription, or an over-the-counter medication. If you’re driving in Nevada, absolutely sober is the safest way. Nevada has an extensive list of [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on What is Nevada’s Drugged Driving Law and How Does it Affect You?

DUI and The “Human Brewery” Defense

If you struggle with a rare, recently-discovered medical condition that’s called auto-brewery syndrome (it’s also known as “gut fermentation” syndrome), or if you suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or even if you smoke tobacco, you could be wrongly arrested and prosecuted for DWI (driving while intoxicated) or for DUI (driving under the influence). Breathalyzers [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on DUI and The “Human Brewery” Defense

DUI, Las Vegas, The Super Bowl, and You

Last year during and after the Super Bowl, Las Vegas Metro police made 28 arrests at a single sobriety checkpoint for driving under the influence. If you’re making bets on the big game – between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, February 7 – you can bet that the Las Vegas Metro [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on DUI, Las Vegas, The Super Bowl, and You

How To Pass Through A DUI Checkpoint

Every year, more than a million drivers in the United States are arrested and charged with driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. In 2013, more than 10,000 people were killed in alcohol-related traffic collisions in the United States. In fact, about thirty people die in those accidents every day. In response, in 38 [...]

By | January 2nd, 2016|DUI|Comments Off on How To Pass Through A DUI Checkpoint

Deportation For DUI?

If you have entered the United States without documentation, or even if you carry a visa or a green card, you cannot afford to be convicted for driving under the influence. Depending on the particulars of your case and conviction, you could be deported. If you are arrested and accused of DUI in Las Vegas [...]

By | December 16th, 2015|DUI|Comments Off on Deportation For DUI?

Are You An Immigrant?

According to the American Immigration Council, Nevada was home to 529,164 immigrants in 2013, and in 2012, about 210,000 immigrants in Nevada were undocumented. If you are an immigrant in Nevada – with or without documentation – and you are injured in this state because of another person’s negligence, you have the same right to [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|injury|Comments Off on Are You An Immigrant?