Penalties for DUI

DUI Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

There are numerous criminal penalties associated with a DUI conviction in Nevada. Specific penalties that a defendant may deal with will vary depending upon the jurisdiction. The sentencing can be significantly increased when aggravating factors such as the following are involved:

  • The defendant's blood alcohol concentration
  • Whether the defendant caused an auto accident that resulted in injury or death
  • Whether the defendant has any prior DUI convictions on his or her record
  • Whether a minor under 15 was in the vehicle

The Outcome of a Conviction

Some of the general penalties one may face in the wake of a DUI conviction include: imprisonment, heavy fines, court fees, mandatory DUI School, probation, and community service. Even a first time offender may face imprisonment for 2 days up to 6 months in jail, fines up to $1,000, in addition to other costs, DUI school, a breath interlock device or educational programs. After a first conviction, each additional offense will result in higher consequences.

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A defense attorney can seek rehabilitation and treatment in lieu of imprisonment, but this will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the court. The court may award alternative sentencing if the offender: pays for the treatment, is diagnosed as an alcoholic or abuser of drugs, and serves 1 day in jail or performs 24 hours of community service.

In order to have the greatest opportunity of avoiding the many varied penalties which may result from a Nevada DUI conviction, it is important to work with an attorney who is familiar with DUI charges in your area in particular. As a Las Vegas DUI attorney myself, I understand the important role that I will play if I represent your interests and protect your rights in your DUI case. I am fully committed to my clients and to helping them avoid imprisonment and other serious penalties.

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