Ignition Interlock Device Laws in Nevada
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Nevada DUI Penalties
For a first-time DUI offense
- Minimum 2-days in jail
- Up to $1,000 fine
- 1-3 year ignition interlock device (if BAC over 0.18)
- 185-day license suspension (may be waived if IID installed)
Second DUI offense
- Minimum 10-days in jail
- Up to $1,000 fine
- 185-day mandatory ignition interlock device
- 1-year license suspension
Third DUI offense
- Minimum 1-year in jail
- Up to $5,000 fine
- 1-3 year mandatory ignition interlock device
- 3-year license suspension
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Illegal Per Se
“Illegal per se” means that the operation of a vehicle by a person with a blood alcohol content (BAC) at or above the legally defined threshold constitutes an offense of impaired driving in and of itself. Nevada’s blood alcohol limit is .08 and .04 for commercial drivers. Note that these limits are only guides. Drivers can be arrested and convicted for DUI with a lower BAC reading or for driving under the influence of controlled or prohibited substances.
Failure to submit to a breath, blood or urine test as directed by a police officer results in a driver’s license revocation of at least one year. A blood sample can be drawn involuntarily if the officer obtains a warrant or court order.
Below are penalties for a typical DUI first offense. Penalties for subsequent convictions are harsher. A third DUI within seven years or a DUI which involves death or substantial bodily harm are felony offenses.
• Vehicle Impounded
• Two days to six months in jail or community service
• Fine $400 to $1,000
• Chemical Test Fee $60
• DUI School or Substance Abuse Treatment
• Victim Impact Panel
• Ignition Interlock in Vehicle or License Revocation
• $121 Reinstatement Fee
• $35 Victims Compensation Civil Penalty
• $42.25 Driver License Fee + $26 Testing Fee
• DMV Tests – Vision, Knowledge, possibly Skills
• SR-22 Certificate of Liability Insurance required for three years
A driver license revocation is a separate action from any criminal case. Motorists may appeal a revocation through the DMV Office of Administrative Hearings. License reinstatement is not automatic, even if the criminal charges were reduced or dismissed. You must meet all reinstatement requirements and apply for a license to regain your driving privilege.
A revocation which is not reinstated will remain on your record indefinitely and you will not be able to obtain a driver license in any state.
Records of a DUI arrest and/or conviction remain in criminal history files for the rest of your life. If you are convicted of a felony DUI, you will be charged with a felony in any subsequent DUI arrest.
Convictions and license revocations remain on your full DMV record for the rest of your life. A DUI conviction may show on your driver history for up to ten years. A license revocation is reported until the driving privilege is reinstated.