The legal alcohol limit for commercial drivers in Nevada is a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.04 percent. For all other drivers over the age of 21, it is 0.08 percent. In Nevada, whether a person is guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) is based on two criteria: operating the motor vehicle and being at or surpassing the legal BAC level limit.
The penalty for a first offense commercial DUI is:
Yes. The state may charge a person with committing a commercial DUI involving either a death or serious injury to a victim. This is a category B felony.
The punishment for a conviction of commercial DUI with death or injury is:
Yes. If the victim is being transported by the drunk driver and is under 15 years old, then the defendant will face a harsher punishment.
Having legal counsel can mean the difference between a lengthy prison sentence and a relatively light punishment. Thus, it is vital to contact a Nevada lawyer to learn more about your case and potential legal strategies.
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