Las Vegas Felony DUI Attorney

DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer in Las Vegas

A driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Nevada State is a “wobbler” crime, or one that can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. Most DUIs in the state, and across the country, are misdemeanors as they involve someone operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated but nothing more. In order for a DUI charge to be escalated to a felony and carry far more severe penalties, one or more of the following must have existed at the time of the arrest:

If you are being charged with a felony DUI, you need to understand that the penalties you are facing are staggering. The criminal justice system wants nothing more than to take you off the streets, as you are perceived as a serious threat to the commonwealth, even if evidence of your dangerous driving behavior is lacking. You will want to retain a criminal defense attorney or you could be slammed with the following punishments:

  • Prison time – 1 year minimum
  • $5,000 in fines
  • Restitution fees paid to alleged victims
  • 3+ years’ license revocation

With so much on the line, you should be confident that your legal representative knows what they are doing. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our Las Vegas DUI lawyer has been selected to Super Lawyers®, attained a perfect 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating, and has even earned a Master’s in Dispute Resolution. To put that much power and experience in your corner, contact us or fill out a free online case evaluation form today.

What is the Serious Offender Program?

Felony DUI convictions often sentence people to jail or prison time without probate, which means the sentence must be fulfilled in its entirety. This is clearly not an ideal situation and can completely ruin your livelihood if you are forced to spend 12+ months behind bars. In order to avoid prison time without probation, you may request eligibility to use the Serious Offender Program (SOP) instead. The SOP allows people to avoid jail time by following a physician’s or specialist’s treatment program over the course of three to five years.

An SOP treatment regimen may include:

  • House arrest
  • Extensive drug and alcohol abuse courses
  • Institutionalization
  • Installation of ignition interlock device (IID)

If the course is completed, the felony conviction may be lessened to a misdemeanor 2nd DUI offense, even if it is the 3rd DUI conviction on the record. Not everyone will be eligible to use the Serious Offender Program. Ask your criminal defense lawyer if this an option for you.

Recovering from a Felony DUI Arrest

Your life might feel like it is upside-down after being arrested and accused of a felony DUI. The important thing is to realize that you still have rights and that you still have the ability to defend them with confidence and purpose. If you recruit our Las Vegas DUI attorney, you will know that someone who takes your case as seriously as you do is on your side and ready to swing away on your behalf. It all starts with making that first move and contacting us to see what we can do for you.

Dial 702.866.9864 today to learn more – or schedule an appointment online.

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