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Third DUI Offense within 7 Years
A third Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense in Nevada committed within 7 years of the first 2 offenses will lead to severe and administrative criminal penalties. The 3rd
offense is also considered as a Class B felony that includes commitment to a Nevada prison for a minimum of 6 months to 1 year. Penalties would be harsher if the defendant injures another person. Yet an expert and skilled Las Vegas DUI lawyer may able to negotiate a favorable resolution where the defendant undergoes rehab in lieu of prison or where charges are dropped completely.
Penalties for Third DUI
- Suspension of Driver’s license for 3 years with possible eligibility for a restricted license
- Suspension of motor vehicle registration
- Victim impact panel attendance (MADD lecture)
- SR22 Nevada insurance requirement
- Installation of the Ignition interlock device for 12 months up to 36 months
- Civil penalty of $35
- Rehabilitation program approved by the Health Department of Nevada for a period of 3 years
- 1 to 6 years in Nevada State Prison
- $2,000 to $5,000 fines
Nevada allows the defendant to plead guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere (no contest). No contest plea means you accept the penalties without admitting guilt. Not guilty plea means the case has a possibility that it will go to trial after pre-conference hearings.
Defenses against Third DUI
Defendants are presumed innocent until prosecution proves their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
A skilled Las Vegas DUI lawyer
will investigate every detail of the case to find inconsistencies, inaccuracies, and insufficiencies to create this reasonable doubt. Common strategies include:
- The Police officer had no probable cause to signal the driver to pull over.
- The First 2 DUI convictions were not valid.
- The previous DUI convictions were outside 7-year time frame.
- The blood or breath tests were not performed correctly.
- The technicians who tested the blood (if the driver took the blood test) lacked proper certification.
- Medical condition which caused the driver’s BAC to read higher than it really was.
Attorney for Third DUI
The Clark County’s district attorney’s office in Nevada prosecutes third DUI cases differently. If you have been arrested for a third DUI offense, it is important that you seek for expert legal advice as soon as possible. Ross Goodman will work to defend your rights to the full extent allowed by law and help you with the complex court processes involved. Third DUI is a serious case, it could have a major impact not only on your freedom, but also on your employment, car insurance, and properties.
Contact Ross Goodman and learn the possibilities that may apply to your case and he will fight passionately for your innocence.