Nevada Criminal Defense Lawyers

DUI 2nd Offense

The criminal justice system takes DUI crimes very seriously, and a 2nd offense DUI in Nevada is a serious offense.

Charged with a crime in Nevada? Please call (888) 632-5650.

But just because you are charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty. And a second offense DUI isn’t necessarily harder to fight and win than a first offense DUI.

Whatever happened to you.. whether you are being unfairly charged, or you may have made a mistake you regret, you need legal help to work through this problem.

The legal limit for DUI in Nevada is .08%. Most DUIs are applied when a driver takes a breath test and is found to be over this limit. Enhanced penalties apply if you test more than .18%

Nevada DUI 2nd Offense Penalties

When you are arrested for a second DUI within 7 years, your license will be taken immediately. In court you will face misdemeanor charges and penalties like:

  • 10 days to 6 months in jail or treatment
  • 100+ community service hours
  • $750 to $1,000 in fines
  • Drug and alcohol education classes

DUI Penalties – 3rd Offense

If it is your third DUI within 7 years, you will face felony charges and potential penalties including:

  • 1-6 years in prison
  • Fines of $2,000 to $5,000

Ref: NRS §484C.400

Nevada DUI – Drivers License Suspension

The decision to revoke your driving privileges is done through an administrative hearing at the DMV. You can have an attorney present at this hearing just like you would your criminal proceedings. In some situations you may be eligible for a “restricted license” or one that allows you to drive to and from work.

For your second offense DUI, your license will typically be suspended for 1 year. If this is your 3rd offense, you may face a 3 year suspension.

Although a restricted license may be issued on your third DUI, you will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed. This device requires you to take a breath test before starting your engine. Having it installed and maintaining it incurs costs that would be your responsibility.

Whether it’s your first offense or you have prior convictions—a DUI is never something you hope to deal with. When facing charges like this, you need an attorney that’s handled cases like yours. Having handled many DUI cases in the local courts, I believe I can help.

Contact me today to discuss the details of your DUI case and the best ways to move forward.