Penalties for a DUI in Las Vegas
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 on the jurisdiction.
The sentencing can be significantly increased when aggravating factors
such as the following are involved:
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
What Can I Expect from a Conviction?
Some of the general penalties one may face in the wake of a DUI conviction include:
- Heavy fines
- Court fees
- Mandatory DUI School
- Community service
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 treatment
- Is diagnosed as an alcoholic
- Is diagnosed as an abuser of drugs
- Serves 1 day in jail
- Performs 24 horus 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.