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DUI with Serious Injury / Death

crashBeing charged with a DUI in Nevada is a life-changing experience. However, those changes are more difficult when someone is injured or killed during the DUI.

A Nevada DUI that causes injury or death is charged under NRS 484C.430. Las Vegas DUIs that involve injury or death are category B felonies. This means that a maximum prison term of 20 years is possible. Most people convicted under NRS 404C.430 may also have to pay fines of up to $5,000 and may have their driver’s license suspended or revoked. Most drivers, if they are permitted to drive again, must have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle.

With the assistance of an aggressive Las Vegas DUI lawyer like the practitioners at the Potter Law Offices, it may be possible to make an advantageous plea bargain. Occasionally, it is possible for a Nevada DUI defense lawyer to negotiate a plea deal where the defendant pleads guilty to reckless driving or vehicular manslaughter, both of which carry lesser penalties. It may also be possible to have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor DUI if the prosecution cannot prove that the DUI incident directly caused the injury or death.

Contact the Las Vegas DUI defense attorneys at the Potter Law Offices today.