Nevada State Laws and IID Requirements
Nevada is home to a vast desert, exciting nightlife, and much more. Nevada is also home to a stringent set of penalties for DUI and alcohol-based driving offenses. The penalties increase with each repeat offense and may be higher depending on the circumstances of the offense. First offenders risk having their vehicle impounded, two days in jail, possible DUI school and treatment, and license revocation for a year. Penalties also include a $1,000 fine, making a DUI quite costly indeed for Nevada offenders. In some cases, if a DUI offender installs an ignition interlock device from a provider Nevada approves, they may be able to get a restricted license that allows them to drive to work, home, and other necessary locations. This guide will take you through the process of getting an ADS ignition interlock installed.
What Happens if I Get a DUI in Nevada?
First DUI Offense
- Two days to six months in jail (or 96 community service hours if allowed)
- Pay $400-$1,000 in fines
- License suspended for 90 days
- Mandatory DUI school
- May be required to attend a treatment program
- Must install an IID to regain driving privileges
Second DUI Offense
- 10 days to 6 months in jail
- 100-200 hours of community service
- Pay $750-$1,000 in fines
- License suspended for one year
- May be required to attend a treatment program
- Must install IID to regain driving privileges, and may be required to keep it for more than a year
Third DUI Offense
- One to six years in jail
- Pay $2,000 to $5,000 in fines
- License suspended for three years
- May be required to attend treatment for up to three years
- May be able to regain driving privileges with an IID
Offenders cannot bypass consequences if they refuse the test. Anyone who refuses to complete a test risks a license suspension of up to three years, depending on if you have past Nevada DUI offenses. It is also important to remember that while ignition interlocks are highly recommended and required in many cases, a judge in Nevada is not required to sentence an offender to an IID.
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How Do I Regain Driving Privileges in Nevada?
Nevada’s ignition interlock policy requires the judge to review the number of prior offenses and take that into account when sentencing. Some offenders may qualify for a restricted license if they meet the following criteria:
Offenders May Qualify if They Meet All These Criteria, Which Include:
- Serve required jail time or perform required community service
- Pay all fines
- Install an ignition interlock device from an approved provider
- Complete a driving skills test
- May be required to file an SR-22, Proof of Financial Responsibility
- Obtain an IID license from the DMV (The Nevada DMV must issue IID licenses instead of restricted licenses when an offender is mandated to an IID by the court.)
- May be ordered to attend a treatment program or be placed under clinical supervision of a treatment facility for entire IID term
- DUI offenders will receive credit for early installation of their IID at a day-to-day rate
Some offenders may not be eligible for an IID license or to regain their driving privileges, depending on the offense, previous offenses, and other criteria at the discretion of the court.
ADS NV Interlock Devices
An ignition interlock device is installed in an offender’s vehicle to prevent drunk driving. ADS is an approved provider in Nevada, and has more locations in our partner network than any other IID provider. The devices also include bilingual prompts, and a simple user interface.
What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
Ignition interlock, devices, or IIDs, are portable breathalyzers installed inside your vehicle and:
- Offenders are required to blow into the device to test their Breath Alcohol Content (BrAC) and if they fail the test due to alcohol, they will not be able to start the vehicle
- The device will also request random retests during the trip to ensure that the driver stays sober and doesn’t tamper with the device.
How Long is a NV Interlock Device Required?
This is determined by statute. In Nevada, the new ignition interlock laws state the following sentencing times:
- First-time offenders may be sentenced for six months
- Second-time offenders may be sentenced for one year
- A third-time offender may be sentenced for three years
Ignition Interlock Cost in Nevada
Offenders are responsible for the cost of renting or leasing their device, but Nevada does offer financial assistance to qualified offenders. Anyone with an income of 150 percent or below the federal poverty line or who receives supplemental nutritional assistance is eligible.
How Much Does an IID Cost?
The device costs between $2.50 and $3.50 a day, which can be paid monthly.
Ignition Interlock installation in Nevada
There are many ADS locations in Nevada, so you should be able to find one near you. We have over 5,000 locations and a state specialist can help you select the most convenient location for you.
Readers of this website should contact their attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal matter. Only your individual attorney can provide assurances that the information contained herein – and your interpretation of it – is applicable or appropriate to your particular situation.