Most people struggle to understand the DUI laws in Las Vegas, especially when charged with a first offense. This is why it is so important to contact John J. Graves, Jr., an experienced DUI attorney for guidance. The process is easier to handle if you understand the potential consequences of your charges and have a passionate lawyer willing to defend your rights in court.
While the first and second DUI offenses within a seven-year period are considered misdemeanors in Las Vegas, laws impose strict consequences for those convicted, including: jail or prison sentence, from two days in jail to years in prison; fines from $400.00 up to as much as $5,000.00; Drivers license suspension or revocation; mandatory attendance at Nevada DUI school and a Victim Impact Panel, plus an alcohol dependency evaluation that includes a $100.00 fee.
New laws effective October 1, 2018 will also include mandatory use of an ignition interlock device for 90 days following an arrest (for a BAC of 0.08 or higher), which means a judge could order you to use the device before you are even convicted.
Many drivers assume that they have no choice but to accept the consequences of a DUI charge, but you don’t want to make that mistake. While you can’t always escape this charge completely, an effective defense strategy could reduce the penalties that you’re assessed. You may even receive limited permission to drive to work or get your license reinstated earlier if you know how to fight your charges properly.
Even if you took a breathalyzer that proved your BAC, there are ways to fight for leniency in court. With Attorney John J. Graves on your side you can take actions that make living with a DUI conviction a lot easier.