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Penalties when you are convicted of DUI in Nevada

A conviction means that a person pleads no contest, pleads guilty or is found guilty at trial. If there is a conviction, then the person is subject to the following judicial penalties:

First Offense:

  • Jail:  2 days minimum up to a maximum of six (6) month in jails. The court may allow you to do community service in lieu of the mandatory jail time.
  • Fines and Assessments: A minimum of $$585.00 to a maximum of $1,175.00.
  • Suspension of Driving Privileges: A criminal conviction for a 1st offense results in a 90-day suspension of driving privileges.
  • Other Penalties: The Court will always impose the requirement that you attend an 8 hour DUI class ($225.00 dollar fee), and a two hour seminar called the Victim Impact Penalty       ($75.00 dollars fee)
  • Alcohol Evaluation ($100.00 fee )if your blood alcohol is .18% or more, The court may also order a Breath Interlock Device be attached to your vehicle (at your expense) for three to six months.

Second Offense:

  • Jail: Minimum of ten (10) days in jail up to six (6) months in jail
  • Fines and Assessments: Fines and assessments of $750.00 to $1,175.00.
  • Loss of License: one (1) year
  • Other Penalties: The court may order one hundred (100) to two hundred (200) hours community service, assessment program, Treatment program, Breath Interlock Device from SIX (6) to TWELVE (12) months, Victim Impact Panel, and a $35.00 civil penalty to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Third or Subsequent Offense:

  • Conviction of three or more offenses within seven (7) years of the date of the first arrest is a felony DUI in Nevada.
  • Jail: A minimum of one (1)year in State prison to six (6) years in State Prison.
  • Fines and Assessments: $2,085.00 to $5,085.00.
  • Loss of License: Three (3) years
  • Other Penalties: Breath Interlock Device from twelve (12) to thirty-six (36) months from release from prison, Victim Impact Panel, $35.00 civil penalties to the Department of       Motor Vehicles.
  • However,  we may be able to negotiate your case if you are eligible to enter into a Court monitored program for Serious DUI offenders