The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Yes.
In Nevada, driving under the influence can lead to an arrest, and potential conviction for DUI.
Imagine a scenario where you’ve finally managed to coordinate a date-night with your significant other. You’ve left your kids with the babysitter at the sitter’s house for the big night. You have a few drinks with dinner, and you drive home. But first, you stop at the babysitter’s home to pick up your kids. On your way home, you get stopped by law enforcement.
Law enforcement, noticing you’re slurred speech, blood shot watery eyes, and strong odor of alcohol ultimately arrest you for DUI. When you get released from jail, you’re given a return date for court. You notice that the document you’re handed charges you with DUI and child neglect under NRS 200.508(2), which can be a felony or gross misdemeanor. More likely than not, the charge will be a gross misdemeanor, because no substantial bodily harm or mental harm actually resulted to the child. But, the law allows for a child abuse, neglect or endangerment charge and possible conviction, because the DUI “placed [the child] in a situation where the child may suffer physical pain or mental suffering as the result of abuse or neglect.”
-Rich Tanasi, Esq. (email@example.com)