While DUI is a very common crime, the penalties for it are very harsh. Even if you have a clean criminal record, you could wind up in jail with a lengthy license suspension. Below are some of the potential DUI penalties for a conviction in Nevada:
|Offense||Jail||Fines||License Revocation||Ignition Interlock Device|
|First Offense- Misdemeanor||2 Days – 6 months or 48-96 hours of community service||$400-$1,000||90 days||3-6 months|
|Second Offense- Misdemeanor||10 days – 6 months in jail or residential confinement||$750-$1,000||1 year||3-6 months|
|Third Offense- Felony||1-6 years||$2,000-$5,000||3 years||12-36 months|
As you can see, the penalties for a DUI case are heavy and can cause many complications in life. The license revocation alone is a tremendous loss for someone who needs to drive to work. This is why it is so advisable that anyone charged with a DUI takes that charge seriously and consults with an attorney about their case.
Whether you are innocent or guilty, you should have the right information so you can make the best decision. If you are charged with DUI in Las Vegas, please call (702) 656-0808 for a free detailed case consultation.