It is extremely important that you aggressively defend your first DUI offense because of the enhanced penalties within 7 years for a second DUI offense (a minimum of 10 days in jail) and third DUI offense. Las Vegas DUI Lawyer Ross C. Goodman has substantial training and experience in successfully defending DUI and DWI charges. He is certified in the administration of SFSTs published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This has resulted in the successful impeachment of these “balancing” tests, and together with developing evidentiary and other witness issues, have contributed to the successful negotiation of hundreds of cases to the reduced charge of Reckless Driving.
- First DUI
- Second DUI
- Third DUI
- Felony DUI
- Boating Under the Influence
- DUI and Marijuana
- DUI and Prescription Medication
- DMV Administrative License Suspension
- Refusal to Submit to DUI Test
Our law in Nevada targets persons who are under the influence of alcohol and drugs while operating a motor vehicle. Anyone caught driving above the prescribed limit will face DUI charges.
The punishment for being convicted because of driving while intoxicated are quite harsh, and each subsequent conviction within seven years of the latest offense will merit harsher penalties. It is very important that you acquire legal counsel immediately after being arrested since you will only have (7) seven days to request for an administrative hearing against your license being suspended.
- Jail time: A minimum of 48 hours in jail to a maximum of six months. The court may also choose to impose 96 hours of community service in lieu of jail time.
- Fines: Assessments and fines totaling from a minimum of $400 to a maximum of $1,000 plus court costs.
- License suspension: A 90 day or 3 month suspension of your driver’s license.
- Other penalties: You will be required to attend a Victim Impact Panel and at least 8 hours of drunk driving school. You may also be required to install a Breath Interlock Device on your vehicle for 3 to 6 months.
- Jail time: A minimum of 10 days in jail or a maximum of six months.
- Fines: Assessments and fines totaling a minimum of $750 to a maximum of $1,000 plus court costs.
- License suspension: A 1 year suspension of your driver’s license.
- Other penalties: You may be ordered to do 100 to 200 hours of community service and attend a Victim Impact Panel. You may also be required to install a Breath Interlock Device on your vehicle for 6 to 12 months.
- Felony: Three or more convictions within seven years is a felony.
- Jail time: A minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 6 years in State Prison.
- Fines: Assessments and fines totaling a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $5,000 plus court costs.
- License suspension: A 3 year suspension of your driver’s license.