Getting arrested for DUI does not mean you will be convicted. Police misconduct, defective breathalyzers and crime lab mistakes may be enough to get your charges lessened or dismissed. Visit our page on Nevada DUI Laws to learn more.
Contact the Nevada DMV for driver’s license reinstatement instructions for your particular case. And once you complete the requirements, you will need to appear in person at a DMV office to obtain your new Nevada driver’s license.
Your Nevada driver’s license does not automatically renew after the revocation period. You have to apply for reinstatement.1
What follows are general driver’s license reinstatement procedures in Nevada. You must still contact the Nevada DMV first.
How do I reinstate my license after a DUI in Nevada?
pay a $120reinstatement fee plus a $35 victim impact fee;
fulfill any other DMV requirements, which could include written testing; and
pass a driving skills test (if your license was revoked for more than one year).
If you do not wish to drive with an ignition interlock device (which is a breathalyzer that disables your car if it detects alcohol on your breath), then you must refrain from driving during the entire revocation period:
Nevada DUI offense
Length of driver’s license revocation
Chemical test refusal
1 year (plus the revocation period for the underlying DUI offense).
All 50 states’ DMVs share information. So if your license gets revoked in Nevada and you move, your new state probably will not issue you a new license until you completed all revocation requirements in Nevada.
Contact the Nevada DMV for instructions on your specific case and how to get a clearance letter to show your new state’s DMV.6
A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.