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DUI Penalties in Nevada

DUI Penalties are Very Strict in Nevada

Prosecutors regularly seek the harshest DUI penalties possible to keep the streets of Nevada safe. If you are convicted of a second or third DUI, penalties get more and more harsh. These penalties are not just limited to an alcohol-related DUI. DUI convictions also happen if a person is caught driving under the influence of marijuana, illicit drugs, or prescription drugs. There are several defenses for a DUI, but to achieve the best possible outcome, it is highly recommended to consult with a DUI attorney.

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DUI Penalties Can Affect Every Aspect of a Person's Life

Penalties for a Nevada DUI

First Offense DUI/Misdemeanor DUI

If convicted of a first offense DUI a person may have to:

  • Serve 2 days to 6 months in jail
  • Pay up to $1,000 in fines
  • Take mandatory alcohol classes
  • Lose license for 185 days or install a Breath Interlock Device in the vehicle

Second DUI Charge

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Penalties are Heavier with Subsequent DUIs

Once convicted of a second DUI someone may have to:

  • Serve 10 days to 6 months in jail
  • Pay up to $1,000 in fines
  • Lose their license for one year or install a Breath Interlock Device in the vehicle
  • Take mandatory drug/alcohol dependency evaluation

Third DUI Charge/Felony DUI Charge

Someone can be charged with a felony DUI charge for three reasons.

  1. They have had two prior DUI convictions in the last seven years
  2. They substantially hurt or killed someone during the DUI
  3. They have already had a prior felony DUI conviction

Once convicted of a felony DUI charge a person may have to:

  • Serve 1 to 6 years in prison
  • Pay up to $5,000 in fines
  • Lose of their license for 3 years

If the DUI caused death or substantial bodily harm, then a person can:

  • Serve a 2 to 20 year prison sentence

If the DUI conviction follows a previous felony conviction:  

  • Serve a 2 to 15 year prison sentence

Jesse Kalter Law Has Had Hundreds of DUIs Dismissed or Reduced

DUI convictions will haunt someone for years after they have served their time. Having a DUI on their record keeps people from getting a job and renting a home, or even being admitted into another country. There are also steep insurance payments that must be made to retain their license. Jesse Kalter Law has represented thousands of DUI cases across Northern Nevada. The firm's attorneys' expertise and tenacious pursuit of justice has resulted in countless DUI charges being reduced or completely dismissed. Jesse Kalter Law is available to serve Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County, and all other Northern NV rural counties.

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