DUI PENALTIES

Getting charged with a DUI is not only emotionally stressful, but it can also place a physical and financial burden on you and your family. The penalties for a DUI will differ based on how many you have had and the time period in which you received them. All DUIs will greatly affect your insurance rates. Remember, you are not only putting yourself at risk, you are also putting others at risk when you decide to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

For your first offense, you are looking at a misdemeanor charge and facing the following penalties:

  • Possible jail time (up to six months) or 96 hours of community service
  • Drivers license revocation for 90 days. A restricted license may be granted after 45 days if the defendant has no further offenses
  • Installation of a breath ignition interlock device for up to three years if BAC exceeded 0.18 at time of the arrest. Payment for this device includes installation and monthly monitoring, all fees are paid by the defendant
  • Attendance at a Nevada DUI school, paid by the defendant
  • Possible order to attend a treatment program regarding substance abuse
  • Mandatory fines ranging from $400 to $1,000

If you were to get a 2nd DUI within a seven-year time frame from your first DUI, you are looking at being charged with a misdemeanor and your penalties include:

  • A jail or house arrest sentence for 10 days to six months
  • License revocation for one year without the possibility of receiving a restricted license
  • Mandatory fines ranging from $750-$1,000
  • Possibility of court ordered substance-abuse treatment or clinical supervision for one year
  • Possibility of car registration suspension
  • Installation of a breath ignition interlock device for three years if BAC exceeded 0.18 at time of the arrest. Payment for this device includes installation and monthly monitoring, all fees are paid by the defendant
DUI Penalties

If you are to receive three DUIs within a seven-year time frame, you are looking at a felony and the following penalties:

  • A prison sentence lasting AT LEAST one to six years
  • License revocation for three years. A restricted license may be granted after one year
  • Mandatory fines ranging from $2,000 to $5,000
  • Possible vehicle registration suspension
  • SR22 Nevada insurance requirement
  • Installation of a breath ignition interlock device for one to three years. Payment for this device includes installation and monthly monitoring, all fees are paid by the defendant
  • Possible requirement of attending a felony DUI court for up to five years along with being required to partake in substance abuse counseling and rehabilitation

Las Vegas DUI Criminal Defense Attorney – The Defenders

It is important that you contact The Defenders immediately so we can start creating an aggressive defense for your case. The Defenders delivers an honest and straightforward response to your charges while providing you personable and communicative involvement throughout the duration of your case. We’re aggressive when we need to be, compassionate when it counts, and always dedicated to your success. That’s what makes us The Defenders, a proud branch of the Richard Harris Law Firm.

We have the experience and knowledge you need to make sure you get the best judgment for your case. We are available day and night to start the process. Simply fill out our Contact Us form or call us at 702.333.3333.You don’t have to go through this alone, call us today!

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