Ignition Interlock Laws in Nevada

Nevada State SealWhen you are arrested for a DUI in Nevada your license can be suspended in two different ways. It is important that you deal with both suspensions, which are independent of one another.

  1. Administrative. This only happens if you fail a breath test, or refuse to take one. Your license will be suspended immediately, and you will be issued a temporary driving license for 7 days. During that time you can request a hearing to challenge your suspension. If you do not challenge the case, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will be suspended for 90 days
  2. Judicial. This occurs when you are sentenced by a court after a trial or plea agreement. Judicial penalties include jail time, fines, community service time, and others.
SituationFineJailSuspension
1st Offense$400 to $1,0002 days to 6 months90 days
2nd Offense$750 to $1,00010 days to 6 months1 year
3rd Offense$2,000 to $5,0001 to 6 years3 years
4th Offense$2,000 to $5,0002 to 15 yers3 years
  • For judicial suspensions, it may be possible to regain driving privileges by having an ignition interlock installed
  • Ignition interlock is mandatory for third or subsequent offense
  • Penalties are more severe if blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .18 or more

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