First-Time DUI Penalties
Las Vegas has earned a reputation for being the city of endless parties,
non-stop gambling and bottomless booze. With alcoholic beverages being
served 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the law enforcement in Las Vegas
has taken a proactive approach to keeping the roads safe and accident-free.
That is why the penalties for a DUI offense are so harsh, even for a first-time offender.
The state of Nevada will typically treat a DUI offense as a misdemeanor,
but the offense can be elevated to a felony charge depending on the factors involved.
For a first-time DUI offense, the consequences of conviction can include:
- Anywhere from 2 days to 6 months in jail, or at least 96 hours of community
service if court-approved
- Fines ranging from approximately $400 up to $1200, plus additional fees
- Mandatory completion of an approved 8-hour DUI school (may be done online)
- Possible required installation of an ignition interlock device for 3 to 6 months
- Suspension of your driver's license for 90 days (with the possibility
of acquiring a restricted license in the meantime)
These charges can have a significant impact on your everyday lifestyle,
and may cast an unwanted shadow over your future. If you are looking to
fight your DUI charges and avoid these serious penalties, talk to a legal
The Brown Law Offices.
A Las Vegas DUI Attorney: Committed to Your Innocence
At The Brown Law Offices, we treat every client with respect and exceptional
care. Our firm has handled a full range of DUI cases, and we are well-equipped
to defend you regardless of the circumstances surrounding your case. As
a former Chief Deputy District Attorney for Clark Count and a former prosecutor
for 14 years, DUI defense attorney,
Phil Brown, will personally see to the success of your case. Find out the difference
that we can make, call our firm today!
Contact a Las Vegas DUI attorney at The Brown Law Offices to schedule a free initial consultation.