Reno DUI Defense Attorney

Skilled and Aggressive Legal Defense

A DUI can lead to serious legal penalties, including thousands of dollars in fines, incarceration, driver’s license revocation, probation, and more. At Joey Gilbert Law, our Reno DUI defense lawyers are committed to helping clients fight drunk driving charges. You don’t have to face this challenge alone; let Joey Gilbert Law stand up and fight for you.

Arrested? Contact our office for the legal guidance you deserve. We’ll review your case for free!

Penalties for Drunk Driving

In Nevada, DUI is a priorable offense. This means the penalties for your second DUI are worse than the first; the penalties for a third are heavier than a second, etc.

First DUI Penalties

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Alcohol awareness program

If the defendant’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeded .18%, the court may order an alcohol dependency evaluation and ignition interlock device on the defendant’s vehicle for three years.

Second DUI Penalties

  • No less than ten days in jail (up to six months)
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • An alcohol dependency evaluation
  • Ignition interlock device (up to three years)
  • License suspension (typically one year)

In addition to these penalties, the court may order participation in an awareness program, such as a Victim Impact Panel.

Third DUI Penalties

  • Up to six years in prison
  • Between $2,000 and $5,000 in fines
  • Alcohol dependency evaluation
  • Ignition interlock device (up to three years)
  • Awareness program participation

Felony DUI in Nevada

If your case involves aggravating circumstances, you could face felony DUI accusations. Aggravating circumstances include prior DUI convictions, prior felony DUI convictions, or a serious injury / death linked to the incident.

When to Contact a Reno DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speak with a Reno criminal defense attorney from Joey Gilbert Law today. You first consultation with a lawyer is free. We provide aggressive, informed, and strategic defense, so call our office now to learn more about your legal rights and options with us.