Penalties For Conviction On A DUI Third In Las Vegas
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If you have been arrested for DUI in Las Vegas, it is important to understand the different potential punishments that could be imposed if you are convicted. Each time you are arrested for DUI within a seven year period, it is a different crime with different mandatory minimums. After seven years of no additional arrests, your records can be sealed.

What are the punishments for a “DUI Third” conviction?

If you have been arrested for suspicion of DUI and it is the third time you have been arrested for that charge within a seven year time frame, it is known as a “DUI Third.” This means that it is treated as the third time that you have been arrested for this crime (if it is outside of a seven year period, you can be arrested on a “DUI First” charge multiple times.)

What are the mandatory minimums of a DUI Third in Las Vegas?

Drunk driving in Las Vegas is illegal under Nevada law 484C.110.  Dui First and DUI Second are both considered misdemeanors, but a DUI Third is considered a Class B Felony. If you are convicted of a DUI Third, you can expect the following.

  1. Nevada prison incarceration ranging from 1 to 6 years
  2. Fines of anywhere between $2,000 to $5,000
  3. Required attendance of a Victim Impact Panel
  4. A Breath Interlock Device: You will be required to install on your car (at your own expense) a blow device for 12 months to 36 months after you are released. This will prevent the car from starting if you are over the legal limit.
  5. A driver’s license suspension for three years, along with a 5-day registration suspension, and a $35 civil penalty fee
  6. An alcohol & drug evaluation at your expense.

Keep in mid that these sentences are on standard DUI Third arrests. There are special enhanced punishments for anyone who was arrested with children under 15 in the car, as well as those who caused injury, property damage or death to another person. Anyone caught drunk driving after causing injury or death will face 2 – 20 years in prison and fines between 2 and 5 thousand dollars. There are also limitation on plea bargains, so there is a good chance you will not be able to reduce these punishments if convicted. Nevada Vehicular homicide is when a person who has three previous DUI convictions causes the death of another through drunk driving. This is a very serious Class A felony, and it carries a twenty-five years in prison or a life sentence, with the possibility of parole after 10 years. In many of these DUI convictions, the person will be forced to wear a SCRAM bracelet that monitors the person’s BAC during the time of incarceration, parole or probation.

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