The Punishment You Can Expect for Repeat DUI Convictions

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

As bad as it is for you if you’re arrested for a DUI in Nevada, it gets much worse for someone who’s a repeat offender. Following your first drunk driving arrest, you’ll be facing penalties like jail time of between two days and six months, a fine that ranges from $400 up to $1000, and the suspension of your driver’s license for 90 days. You might also be required to participate in eight hours of DUI school or compulsory counseling. These are not minor penalties, and deserve to be treated seriously, because they are. If you are charged with a first offense DUI, you should get a DUI attorney in Las Vegas to help defend you.

Of course, the penalties for repeat offenders are significantly more severe, provided that they occur within 7 years of the first DUI. For a second offense the minimum penalty is much higher, including imprisonment from ten days up to six months, a fine of at least $750, and a full year suspension on your driver’s license. You could even have the vehicle registration suspended. For the third DUI conviction, you face between 1 and 6 years imprisonment, a fine of between $2,000 and $5,000, three years suspension of your driver’s license, and a mandatory three years in a DUI treatment program. Needless to say, it’s best to avoid getting arrested for a DUI. If that’s not possible, then you will require the aid of a skilled Las Vegas DUI lawyer to help get you reduced penalties or a full acquittal.

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