Under Nevada DUI/DWI laws, like the other US states, drink driving is considered as a punishable offense. DUI/DWI breach will be charged under the sections of the criminal laws of the state.
DUI/DWI charges in Nevada are not limited to drugs and alcohol only. It also applies to prescribed and over-the-counter medicines when consuming them impairs your capability of driving a car safely.
In Nevada, Illegal BAC limit for
- drivers who are under 21 is 0.02%
- Drivers who have commercial license is 0.04%
- Everyone else is 0.08%
Statutes of Nevada:
Some of the important statutes surrounding the Nevada state include the following:
- Illegal Per Se Law:
- This state law comes into force when an individual violates the legal BAC limit, which is generally 0.08%.
- Implied Consent Law:
- According to this law, an individual can be subjected to chemical testing, without refusing it.
- This testing include the analysis of blood; urine or even breath as to check the blood alcohol content in the individual.
- Open Container Law:
- Under this law it is illegal to drive a vehicle having opened alcoholic drinks anywhere in the vehicle.
- However, the law doesn’t applied to passenger areas of buses, taxis, or in the living areas of the RV.
Penalties for DUI/DWI (1st offense):
- Revocation of license for 90 days
- Monetary penalty
- Ignition Interlock Device
- Jail sentence
- Mandatory to attend a DUI school or substance abuse treatment program.
NOTE: Penalties depends on the severity of the offense caused. Also, the more offenses you commit the strict the penalties would be.