Felony DUI

Drunk driving at any level is a serious offense

There are few reasons your DUI would be classified as a felony. These reasons are:

  • You have had three DUI’s within seven years
  • If you caused an accident that lead to serious injury or death
  • If you have had a felony DUI before, regardless of the timeframe

Penalties

The penalties you face with a felony are intensified greatly and you are facing life-changing consequences. If this is your third DUI within seven years, you are looking at a Category B Felony and the following penalties:

  • A prison sentence lasting AT LEAST one to six years
  • License revocation for years, with the possibility of a restricted license after 1 year
  • Mandatory fines ranging from $2,000 to $5,000
  • 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

If you have a DUI that has caused substantial injury, the penalties will include:

  • DUI charged as a Category B Felony
  • Fines from $2,000 to $5,000
  • A prison sentence lasting two to 20 years

If you fled the scene of an accident that you caused while driving impaired, but only caused property damage, you will be faced with fines up to $1,000 and the possibility of six months in prison. If you were driving under the influence for the third time and you caused a death, you will now be looking at a Category A Felony as well as 25 years in jail with a chance for parole after 10 years. If you were involved in a hit-and-run accident that caused a death or injury, you will be facing:

  • A sentence of two to 20 years in prison without possibility for probation
  • Fines ranging from $2,000 to $5,000
  • License revocation or suspension

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