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DUI Charges in Las Vegas

Nov 26, 2014

iStock_000016224740SmallDUI Consequences in Las Vegas, NV

Driving the streets of Las Vegas, the average driver doesn’t think twice about the consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol because they would never dream of getting into a vehicle while intoxicated. In the state of Nevada, 9746 drivers were arrested for DUIs last year and the numbers continue to rise. During the same year, 121 fatal accidents were attributed to DUIs.

Las Vegas is liberal in the sale of alcohol, but they also adheres to the strict penalties of a DUI arrest. Here are the penalties for DUIs.

1. First offense: misdemeanor
Up to 6 months in jail, Nevada DUI school, fines up to $1,000 plus court costs, drug abuse treatment program, 90 days suspended driver’s license, and if the BAC was .18 or more, a Interlock Device must be added to the vehicle for 12 months to 36 months.

2. Second offense: misdemeanor
Mandatory 10 days to 6 months in jail, fines up to $1,100, alcohol/drug dependency evaluation and program, DUI court, one year suspended driver’s license, Interlock device added to the vehicle for 12 months to 36 months.

3. Third Offense: category B felony
Held in Nevada prison for one to six years, fines from $2,000 to $5,000, Victim Impact Panel, Interlock device added to the vehicle for 12 months to 36 months, three years driver’s license suspension and an alcohol and drug evaluation and program.

If a car accident occurred during this DUI that caused injury or death, the defendant will face more serious consequences, so if you has recently been charged with a DUI, our DUI lawyers can help. Experienced counsel can help to avoid the severe consequences.

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