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DUI First Offense

Reno Lawyer Handling Your DUI First Offense

Drunk driving attorney in Reno, NV

If you were pulled over for a drunk driving violation for the first time, you need a qualified attorney to help defend you. An attorney can help reduce the penalties and even dismiss the charges of a first offense. It is important to handle these allegations seriously, since a driving under the influence (DUI) violation can seriously impact your permanent record, turning up on background checks, increasing insurance premiums and even making it difficult to renew coverage. The Law Office of David R. Houston has more than 30 years of experience successfully fighting violations for its clients in Reno, Nevada who have been driving while intoxicated (commonly referred to as DWI).

Protecting your driver’s license

As soon as you get arrested, you need to contact the DMV to schedule a hearing to prevent the suspension of your driver license. If you fail to attend that hearing, or appeared at the hearing without a lawyer representing on your behalf, and subsequently had your license suspended, you need a DUI attorney in Reno, NV to regain your driving privileges. The inconvenience of a suspended license, coupled with the increased insurance premiums and the difficulty of renewing insurance at manageable rates, highlights the need for practical legal assistance to turn things around. Other serious penalties for a first time DUI include:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Up to 96 hours of community service with suspended jail sentence
  • Nevada DUI School (alcohol awareness program at your cost)
  • Fines up to $1,000, not including court costs
  • Nevada Victim Impact Panel
  • Alcohol or drug abuse treatment program with a BAC of .18 or greater
  • Installation of a Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your car for up to 36 months
  • A $100 alcohol or drug dependency evaluation for those under the legal drinking age with a BAC of .18 or greater
  • 90-day driver license suspension and civil penalty fees

Practical legal assistance

To reduce a DUI charge in Nevada, the Law Office of David R. Houston is the Reno, NV criminal defense lawyer who can help clear your record. Our DUI laws lawyer has record of success reducing and dismissing DUI charges for our clients. With a BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, expect detailed legal service with a results-oriented approach to fighting your traffic violation.

For a results-oriented DUI lawyer

After you or a family member has been pulled over for drunk driving in Reno, NV you need to call an attorney as soon as possible. Call the Law Office of David R. Houston at 888-907-3384 or contact us online. When calling, please leave details about your arrest so that we can begin to analyze your case immediately.

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  • Reno Office
    432 Court Street Reno
    Reno, Nevada 89501
    Phone: 888-907-3384
    Fax: 775-786-5573