First Offense DUI in Nevada

Nevada imposes criminal and administrative penalties for those convicted of a first-time DUI.

Administrative Penalties

License suspension. Those convicted of a first offense DUI arrest in Nevada face an administrative license suspension of ninety (90) days, with the ability for offenders to obtain a restricted/hardship license after half the ninety (90) day suspension period. Reinstatement of license, if during suspension period, will require use of ignition interlock device for first offense. Reinstatement of license also requires completion of DUI school and alcohol/substance abuse assessment

Criminal Penalties

How Much Will it Cost?

To get an idea of how much a first offense DUI will cost you, see our article on the cost of a DUI.

Jail time. First offense convictions carry mandatory minimum period of incarceration of two (2) days, which can be served out in the form of community service for forty-eight (48) hours, with potential incarceration of up to six (6) months

Fines. A driver convicted of a DUI may face fines ranging from $400 to not more than $1000, but fine amounts do not account for expenses incurred during completion of other terms of sentence or account for costs incurred during reinstatement of license

Convictions for first offense DUI in Nevada will influence future DUI arrests and charges for a period of seven (7) years

Getting Legal Help

If you are considering a plea option to reduce the charges to a less serious criminal offense, consult with a Nevada DUI lawyer.


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