A third DUI within a seven year period is charged as a Category B felony. If you have gone through a first and second DUI charge then you know how steep the penalties can be. First and second offense penalties do not come close to preparing a person for the repercussions of a felony DUI. The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata works to help alleged DUI offenders get a fair trial with the best possible outcome for their situation.
Felony DUI charges fall under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 484C.400, 484C.430 and 484C.130. If the death of another person is caused by a DUI then the charges and penalties a person receives can increase exponentially. It is absolutely essential to have a good lawyer on your side in these situations.
- A third DUI conviction is charged as a Category B felony. It can carry with it imprisonment of one to six years and fines ranging from $2,000 to $6,000.
- If serious bodily harm or death occur due to a third DUI then sentences can range from two to twenty years.
After a third DUI the stakes are even higher. Any death caused by a person who already has three DUI offenses can be charged as a Category A felony.
- Deaths caused by a fourth or subsequent DUI charge are charged as vehicular homicides.
- A person must be intoxicated, already have three DUI charges and proximately cause the death of another while in physical control of a vehicle.
- Sentences for vehicular homicide can range from twenty-five years to life.
Felony DUIs and vehicular homicides are extremely serious charges. No person should consider facing these charges without a competent lawyer. The death of a person involved in a DUI related accident doesn’t make the driver automatically guilty. The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata is experienced in DUI and vehicular homicide laws and will fight to get the most favorable outcome on your behalf.