If you have been arrested for violating "driving under the influence" law in Las Vegas, the first thing your attorney should try to do is to get your case dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. But if the prosecutor refuses to budge and you do not want to risk a guilty verdict at trial, there may be an option that allows you to avoid incarceration - Nevada DUI Court.
Nevada DUI Court is a diversion program that allows people who plead to a DUI to enter an intensive rehabilitation program in lieu of a lengthy jail or prison sentence. It requires frequent status checks, counseling sessions, house arrest and a host of other regulations, but upon successful completion your charge might be reduced to a lesser offense.
Most Nevada judicial districts offer two types of DUI Court depending on whether your DUI charge was for a misdemeanor or felony. Click on the links below to learn more:
- Felony DUI Court (also called Serious Offenders Program in Clark County), if you are facing your third DUI in seven years, or
- Misdemeanor DUI Court (also called Moderate Offenders Program in Clark County), if you are facing your first or second DUI
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Clark County or elsewhere in the state, call our Las Vegas DUI defense attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) for a free consultation. We have decades of experience in persuading prosecutors to reduce or dismiss Nevada DUI charges so your record remains clean and there is no need to do DUI Court at all.