Can I Drive After a DUI Conviction?
If you are convicted of a DUI Nevada, there are many negative repercussions, one of which is the effect on your driver’s license. Before you are even convicted, a failed breath, blood, or urine test will result in an immediate 90-day suspension of your driver’s license. These tests are designed to crack down on drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and can result in immediate repercussions before the accused driver is even tried in court.
It is possible to petition the court to have a license suspension lifted, but the DMV will automatically revoke all driving privileges after an arrest. Suspension periods may be different, depending on whether or not you are later convicted of a DUI, if you have prior convictions, and what type of DUI you were convicted of. Depending on these factors, you may be suspended from driving after your conviction for varying lengths of time.
A first offense DUI will result in a 90-day driver’s license revocation, after which period the convicted person may follow reinstatement requirements to renew his or her driving privileges. A person guilty of a second offense could have their driver’s license revoked for up to 1 year, while subsequent offences could lead to the driver having their license revoked for up to 3 years.
Facing multiple DUI convictions will also lead to additional punishments that could affect a person’s ability to drive in Nevada. The guilty party may have his or her car registration suspended or could be required to install an ignition interlock device in the vehicle. When the suspension period ends, a person must then go to the DMV to reinstate their driver’s license.
In order to reinstate your driver’s license, you must pay all applicable fees, including those for license reinstatement, and you must retake the written tests, and in some cases the skills tests as well.
If you are being charged with a DUI in Reno, your driving privileges are in jeopardy. Without the legal ability to drive you may risk losing employment and could be prevented from getting to other necessary appointments and engagements. For help defending you driver’s license, contact Joey Gilbert Law and schedule a free consultation.