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Nevada DWI Penalties

Nevada has stringent laws and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or other controlled substances. The severity of penalties for a DUI conviction in Nevada depends on factors such as the number of prior DUI convictions within a certain timeframe and the specific circumstances of the offense.

Here’s an overview of the penalties for DUI in Nevada:

1. First-time DUI:
Jail: 2 days to 6 months, or 24 to 96 hours of community service.
Fines: $400 to $1,000, plus additional fees.
DUI School: Mandatory attendance and completion.
License Revocation: 185 days. Restricted license may be available after 90 days.
Victim Impact Panel: Mandatory attendance.
Breath Interlock Device: Required for a period, which can range from 185 days to the duration of the restricted license.

2. Second DUI (within 7 years):
Jail: 10 days to 6 months.
Fines: $750 to $1,000, or an equivalent number of hours of community service, plus additional fees.
License Revocation: 1 year. Restricted license may be available after 45 days with the installation of a breath interlock device.
DUI School or Treatment: Mandatory attendance and completion of a treatment program.
Victim Impact Panel: Mandatory attendance.
Breath Interlock Device: Required for a period, typically 1 to 3 years.

3. Third DUI (within 7 years):
Jail: 1 to 6 years in Nevada State Prison.
Fines: $2,000 to $5,000, plus additional fees.
License Revocation: 3 years. Restricted license may be available after 1 year with the installation of a breath interlock device.
Victim Impact Panel: Mandatory attendance.
Breath Interlock Device: Required for a period after release, typically 1 to 3 years.

4. DUI Resulting in Death or Serious Injury:
– Regardless of prior DUI convictions, if a DUI results in the death or substantial bodily harm of another person, it’s a Category B felony.
Jail: 2 to 20 years in Nevada State Prison.
Fines: $2,000 to $5,000.

5. Other Considerations:
– The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Nevada is 0.08%. However, one can still be arrested for DUI even if the BAC is below this limit if the person’s driving is impaired.
– Drivers refusing a BAC test can face a 1-year license revocation under Nevada’s implied consent law.
– Nevada has a 7-year “washout” period (or “look-back” period). Only DUI convictions within this 7-year timeframe count as priors for sentencing.

These are general guidelines. Specific penalties can vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. Additionally, Nevada laws and penalties can change. It’s always advised to consult with an attorney familiar with Nevada DUI law for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding DUI charges.