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Proposed change to Nevada DUI law not going anywhere yet

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Proposed change to Nevada DUI law not going anywhere yet

In our ongoing quest to not only stay up to date ourselves, but to also keep you well informed, we have news that there is no news on a particular bill that is important to anyone convicted of a Nevada DUI. This Nevada DUI bill was recently covered in the Las Vegas Sun, if you want to read up on another summary of it. We follow it because that is our job. We are Nevada DUI lawyers who handle cases online as much as possible. That way we can save our clients time, and we can save our clients money.

At this point, there really isn’t much to follow. Despite news coverage and some other pushes, the bill has gone nowhere. You can see on the link below that there are no scheduled hearings for the bill, it has not been heard, and certainly it has not been voted on. But we will continue to keep tabs on it, that’s what 24hourticketpower.com does. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Nevada contact 24hourticketpower.com for help right away. We stay on top of all the latest Nevada DUI laws so that you don’t have to. See below for information from the legislature’s website on this proposed Nevada DUI law.

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

1 Existing law requires a law enforcement officer to revoke the driver’s license,

2 permit or privilege to drive of a person who has a concentration of alcohol of 0.08

3 or more in his or her blood or who is found to have a detectable amount of a

4 prohibited substance in his or her blood or urine for which he or she did not have a

5 valid prescription or hold a valid registry identification card. The driver’s license,

6 permit or privilege of the person is revoked for 90 days. (NRS 484C.210,

7 484C.220) Section 3 of this bill requires a person whose license, permit or privilege

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8 has been revoked to install, at his or her own expense, an ignition interlock device

9 in each vehicle the person owns or operates as a condition to obtaining a restricted

10 license. Section 3 also revises the period of revocation to not less than 6 months.

11 Existing law further provides that the officer is required to advise the person of his

12 or her right to administrative and judicial review of the revocation and to have a

13 temporary license, valid for 7 days, which the officer must issue upon request.

14 Section 4 of this bill requires the officer to also advise the person that he or she is

15 required to install an ignition interlock device, at his or her own expense, in each

16 vehicle the person owns or operates as a condition to obtaining a restricted license.

17 With certain exceptions, existing law requires a court to order a person to

18 install, at his or her own expense, an ignition interlock device in each vehicle the

19 person owns or operates if the person is convicted of an offense involving driving

20 under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance which: (1) constitutes a

21 felony; or (2) constitutes a misdemeanor, but the concentration of alcohol in the

22 person’s blood or breath was 0.18 or more. Existing law also authorizes a court to

23 order a person to install an ignition interlock device if the person is convicted of a

24 misdemeanor offense involving driving under the influence of alcohol or a

25 controlled substance in which the concentration of alcohol in the person’s blood or

26 breath was less than 0.18. (NRS 484C.110, 484C.400, 484C.460) Section 6 of this

27 bill requires a court to order the installation of an ignition interlock device for all

28 persons convicted of an offense involving driving under the influence of alcohol or

29 a controlled substance. Section 9 of this bill authorizes a juvenile court to order the

30 installation of an ignition interlock device for a child convicted of an offense

31 involving driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Section

32 3 requires the court to give the person day-for-day credit for any period during

33 which the person installed a device as a condition to obtaining a restricted license

34 before the issuance of an order from the court to do so. Further, section 7 of this

35 bill authorizes the court to extend the order of a person required to install an

36 ignition interlock device if the court receives a report from the Department of

37 Motor Vehicles or the manufacturer of the device that the person has committed

38 certain violations. Existing law authorizes a court to provide an exception to

39 ordering a person to install an ignition interlock device to avoid undue hardship to

40 the person. Section 6 removes this exception and instead authorizes the court to not

41 order a person to install an ignition interlock device if such an order would not

42 serve the interests of justice.

43 Section 8 of this bill requires the manufacturer of the ignition interlock device

44 to provide certain discounts and waive certain costs for persons whose income is at

45 or below certain federal poverty levels

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