Driving under the influence of drugs is still referred to as a DUI in Nevada. It shares the same punishment as driving under the influence of alcohol. However, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08 percent is not used to determine if a person is under the influence at the time they were accused of drugged driving like it is for a person who is accused of drunk driving.
According to Nevada law, it is illegal to be in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of any drug to the point where your driving is impaired. To be in physical control of a motor vehicle means to be in the driver’s seat at the time of a person being suspected of DUI. To be under the influence of any drug means the drug could be an illegal substance, prescription drug, or over-the-counter medication.
Yes. Nevada has the same DUI penalty regardless of whether the person was drinking and driving or drugged and driving for every conviction. For example, a first drugged driving conviction is as misdemeanor, the same as a first drunk driving conviction. The punishment for both of these crimes is:
While a second DUI in a seven-year period is still a misdemeanor, the punishment is harsher for a second conviction than a first conviction. The punishment for a second DUI conviction in Nevada is:
A second drugged driving charge will leave you facing a severe punishment if you do not have good legal representation. If you are accused of drugged driving, contact a Nevada lawyer immediately for help.
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