NEVADA FINES AND PENALTIES
How soon can I be released if I have been arrested for DUI?
Under Nevada Law, people arrested for DUI can be released when:
- Your BAC is lower than .05;
- Normal faculties are no longer impaired; OR
- 8 hours have elapsed from the time the person was arrested.
A defining factor to the harshness of a DUI case may result from your previous record. If you are a first time offender, your sentence typically consists of:
- Court Fees
- Serving 50+ hours of community service
- DUI School
- Attending Victim Impact Pane
- Possible Ignition Interlock
Charges for a first time offense ranges from $500 to $1,000 in court fines. This depends on the severity of your BAC at the time of arrest. ALL CASES CAN BE FACED WITH JAIL TIME. Repeat offenders are more likely to incur higher court fees and/or community service hours.
- First Conviction: $500 to $1,000
- With BAL of .15 or higher or a minor in the vehicle: $1,000 to $2,000
- Second Conviction: $1,000 to $2,000
- With BAL of .15 or higher or a minor in the vehicle: $2,000 to $4,000
- Third Conviction: More than 10 years from the second: $2,000 to $5,000
- With BAL of .15 or higher or a minor in the vehicle: No less than $4,000
- Fourth or Subsequent Conviction: Not less than $2,000