Felony DUI Laws Nevada
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is illegal in every state including Nevada. If your blood alcohol level (BAC) is above .08 you may be charged with a DUI. Depending on the circumstances of your DUI it may ultimately become a felony or misdemeanor. Each is serious but a felony DUI in Nevada is exponentially more serious and the consequences are much more severe.
If you have been convicted of a DUI, subsequent offense DUI or Felony DUI it may make sense to call our Las Vegas Felony DUI defense lawyers. Mr. Knapp many years handling DUI cases throughout all of Clark County, NV. This encompasses areas including, but not limited to, Sloan, Primm, Henderson, Laughlin, University of Nevada Las Vegas campus, North Las Vegas, Las Vegas Strip and North Las Vegas.
What Is A Felony DUI In Nevada
Misdemeanor DUI’s differ from Felony DUI charges in several ways in Nevada. A felony driving under the influence typically involves one or more of the following:
1. Much higher blood alcohol levels
2. Property damage of some sort or injury to one or more people
3. Bodily harm or wrongful death
4. Multiple DUI’s in short period of time
5. Prior conviction or guilty plea to felony DUI charge
6. Three lifetime DUI convictions
Legal Penalties For Felony vs. Misdemeanor DUI
A misdemeanor DUI in Nevada can result in fines, court fees, attorney fees and probation. A misdemeanor, or multiple misdemeanor DUI’s can sometime be reduced to reckless driving, reckless driving alcohol related. They can also offer you a rehabilitation or treatment program if you express the need for help with your drinking. If you are convicted of a felony DUI the punishment is much more severe. It can result in an extended jail or prison sentence, probation, much more expensive legal and attorneys fees. If you killed someone during the accident you will be sentenced to prison under current Nevada DUI laws.
What To Do In Case Of A Felony DUI In NV
A felony drunk driving conviction can and will alter the course of your life. Aside from having to live with what you have done to another person your life can be put on hold while you recover or serve your jail term. There are also many other lingering issues that must be resolved in order to have the conviction put behind you. At a minimum you should consult with a qualified Las Vegas Felony Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer.
Contact Our Las Vegas Felony DUI Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with a Felony DUI anywhere in Clark County, Nevada you need the help of our skilled Las Vegas DUI defense attorneys. You can email them by clicking here.
The Las Vegas felony DUI lawyers on our team serve all of Clark County and the entire Las Vegas metro area. This includes: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Laughlin, Boulder City, Winchester, Paradise, Primm, Sloan, Henderson, University of Las Vegas campus, Paradise, Las Vegas Valley and Enterprise.