First-Time DUI in Nevada

Arrested for a DUI? Get Experienced Legal Help from Our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys

Getting arrested for and charged with a DUI for the first time in Nevada can be a frightening and stressful experience. Although a first offense is only considered a misdemeanor, penalties can still be severe. However, an experienced drunk driving lawyer may be able to obtain a complete dismissal of your case or negotiate a reduction to reckless driving charge.

At Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney, we are committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. Our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys can investigate your arrest, examine all of the evidence against you, interview potential witnesses, and develop an effective defense strategy to get the best results possible.

Nevada First-Time DUI Penalties

It is illegal in Nevada for someone to have physical control over a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Even if the driver is not impaired and is driving in a safe manner, it is still per se illegal to drive with a BAC of 0.08 or above or with a high amount of a specific drug in his or her blood.

A first-time DUI with no serious injuries or death is a misdemeanor, which is punishable by the following penalties:

  • Maximum jail sentence of six months (however, the court often imposes a suspended jail sentence so the defendant does not time unless he or she violates a court order)
  • Maximum fines of up to $1,585
  • License suspension of up to 90 days
  • Nevada DUI school
  • Nevada Victim Impact Panel

Call (702) 904-8858 to Request a Free Case Evaluation

Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers can evaluate your case and determine all of your available legal options to obtain the most favorable outcome. Do not risk facing these serious charges without experienced and skilled legal counsel.

Contact us and speak with our legal team today.

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