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Third DUI

Although the vast majority of DUI cases in Nevada are charged as a misdemeanor, certain DUI offenses can be charged as a felony. A third DUI offense within seven years of the first offense can be charged as a felony.

The bail at the Clark County Detention Center is usually set at $5,000 for a third DUI within seven years.

Las Vegas Third DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for a 3rd DUI in Las Vegas, Nevada, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Gallo Law Office. The goal in these cases is getting the charges reduced to a less serious charge or getting the charges dismissed entirely.

Call today at (702) 385-3131 to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients throughout Clark County, including Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas.

Clark County Third DUI Information

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Penalties for a 3rd Time Felony DUI

A third DUI within three years is classified as a category B felony punishable as follows:

  1. Imprisonment: Commitment in Nevada State prison for one to six years:
  2. Fines: The fines imposed by the court are from $2,000 to $5,000;
  3. Evaluation: An alcohol & drug evaluation.
  4. VIP: The Court may impose a requirement that the defendant attend a presentation sponsored by Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) that explains the impact of DUI on the community;
  5. The Ignition Interlock Device must be installed for up to three years;
  6. Suspension: A three year driver’s license suspension or revocation; and
  7. Registration Suspension; A five-day registration suspension.

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will also impose a three year driver’s license suspension.

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Nevada’s Felony DUI Court

In some jurisdictions, including Clark County, the courts have created felony DUI courts that allow a person accused to avoid prison by completing rigorous rehabilitation programs that can last for three to five years. Felony DUI court also requires house arrest, counseling and frequent court appearances.

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Finding an Attorney for a Third DUI in Las Vegas

Because the case is a felony, you have the right to a jury trial. The right to a jury trial gives the defense a huge advantage in the negotiations. Find an attorney experienced in fighting DUI cases aggressively.

If you were arrested for a third DUI in Las Vegas, Nevada, then contact a criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of James C. Gallo. Call for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.