In the state of Nevada, DUI charges can be “enhanceable” offenses, especially in hot spots like Las Vegas. Essentially, this means that multiple DUIs can be treated with greater consequences under Nevada law if someone has previous DUI convictions. However, you can only be charged with a second DUI in Nevada if you have previously been convicted for a DUI within the last seven years. The seven 7 year “lookback window” runs from the date of the first DUI arrest to the date of the second DUI arrest.
Although a first and second DUI offense are both treated as misdemeanors in Nevada, a person charged with a second DUI will likely face harsher penalties, including mandatory jail time. Luckily, criminal defense attorney
Chandon Alexander has defended countless drunk driving allegations in Clark County, Las Vegas, and throughout the state of Nevada, including many second time DUI charges. If you’ve recently been charged with your second DUI within the last 7 years, it’s crucial that you retain experienced and knowledgeable representation. With the right attorney, it’s possible to get your 2nd DUI reduced, or even fully dismissed. Don’t wait, contact the Spartacus Law Firm today for a free consultation.