Nebraska State Laws and IID Requirements
Nebraska has both administrative and criminal penalties for DUI offenders, including license revocation and an interlock requirement for some offenders. When determining the penalties, the court considers the offender’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) at the time of the offense, if they have a prior offense on record, and if probation was granted. Some offenders may be able to get back on the road during their license revocation period if they install an ignition interlock device approved by the state
What are the Penalties for a DUI in Nebraska?
First DUI Offense
- Jail sentence of seven to 60 days
- Fines up to $500
- License revoked for six months (one year if BAC > .15 percent)
- An interlock device could be required to regain license (Offender must wait 45 days if BAC > .15 percent)
Second DUI Offense
- Jail sentence of 30 to 180 days (90 days to one year if BAC >.15 percent)
- Fines of $500 (up to $1,000 if BAC > .15 percent)
- An interlock device could be required to regain license and offender needs to wait 45 days to regain driving privileges
Third DUI Offense
- Jail sentence of 90 days to one year (180 days to 3 years if BAC > .15 percent)
- Fines up to $1,000
- Interlock device could be required to regain driving privileges
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If the drunk driving incident involved another crime, or caused property damage or injury, penalties may increase.
What Happens if I Fail to Complete or Refuse to Submit to a DUI Test in Nebraska?
There are still consequences for refusing to take a blood alcohol content test in Nebraska, and they are similar to those for a conviction. If a suspect refuses to test, they will have their license revoked for 180 days. This revocation could increase to 15 years if the offender has prior offenses.
How Can I Regain Driving Privileges in Nebraska?
Nebraska allows some offenders to get back on the road during their license revocation period, if they meet the following criteria:
- 18 years old
- Meet all criteria for reinstatement for all offenses (for example, if they have a non-alcohol offense that has also resulted in revocation)
- Waive their right to an Administrative License Revocation hearing
- Serve the required portion of the waiting period
- Install an interlock from an approved provider and show proof of installation
- Must surrender their Nebraska driver’s license, unless it has already expired
The court may require other criteria depending on the offense specifics.
ADS Interlock Devices in NE
ADS has many locations throughout the United States, and is an approved installer in Nebraska. Our devices are easy to use and feature bilingual prompts. When you are ready to install, we can help you find a provider near you.
What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
Ignition interlock devices use fuel-cell technology to keep roads safe. Here’s how:
- The interlock device will require the driver to take a breath alcohol content test and pass before starting the car
- The car won’t start if they fail the test
- During most trips, the device will also request random retests to ensure the driver remains sober
How Long is an NE Interlock Device Required?
This is determined by the court, using statute as guidance. However, the court may increase the term depending on the event specifics.
The Cost of Interlock Devices in NE
Offenders are responsible for covering the cost of the device, including installation. Typically, ignition interlock prices are between $70 and $120 to install, and between $70 and $125 for a monthly lease. The price may vary depending on your vehicle type and interlock provider.
Finding an Ignition Interlock Device Installer Near Me NE
ADS offers 12 locations in Nebraska. To view our expanded network of partner locations, search your city, state or zip code for more locations near you.
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