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If you have been charged with a DUI in Nebraska (Driving Under the Influence), there are two things that you need to consider:
Take your drunk driving charge very seriously.
A conviction for a DUI in Nebraska will have long lasting consequences. A criminal record can affect your employment, your future and your personal freedom.
Hire an experienced Nebraska DUI Lawyer or DUI Attorney who is experienced in Nebraska DUI law.
Understanding the Nebraska DUI laws and courtroom proceedings can be a challenge. Hiring a qualified Nebraska DUI attorney or lawyer from DUI.com whose practice concentrates on drunk driving defense can make a difference in the outcome of your drunk driving charge. Again, for a Nebraska DUI lawyers or attorneys, call 1-800-852-8005 or simply click the county above to find the right Nebraska DUI attorney that really knows drunk driving defense and the Nebraska DUI law.
Each Nebraska DUI lawyer at DUI.com offers an initial review of your drunk driving charge. Your inquiry is both free and confidential.
To begin fighting your drunk driving charge, use the list above to locate a Nebraska DUI Lawyer in your county who knows the Nebraska DUI laws. But do it now, as time is very critical in a DUI case.
What Happens To First Time DUI Offenders in Nebraska?
Nebraska First Offender
You Are DWI In Nebraska if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher.
First Offender Penalties:
60 days in jail, 7 days mandatory minimum.
Mandatory minimum 6 month license revocation. Law enforcement may immediately confiscate your driver’s license as a result of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest. You may receive a temporary license for 30 days. Drivers may file a petition to request a hearing to contest the revocation. The petition must be mailed within 10 days of Notice being served to the driver.
60-day license revocation plus a $400 fine.
Alcohol Assessment / Treatment
A person convicted of DWI will also have to pay for an alcohol assessment during a pre-sentence evaluation and if ordered by the judge will be required to attend an alcohol treatment program. The treatment program can cost over $3,000 and will be at the expense of the person convicted of DUI.
Employment Driving Permit
During the period of the Administrative revocation of your driving privileges, an employment driving permit is available under certain circumstances.
Drivers who refuse the breath or blood test will be revoked for a one (1) year time period, plus facing criminal charges (see above).
If you failed the chemical test, you may be required to install (at your expense) an ignition interlock, a device that will not allow you to operate your car if you have any alcohol in your system.
If you are under 21 and had a BAC of .02-.079 there are no criminal penalties, but driving privileges can be suspended. If the BAC is between .02 and .08, driving privileges may be suspended for 30 days on the first occurrence, and one year on any subsequent occurrence. If a driver has a BAC of .08 or above, driving privileges can be suspended for one year.
You can be disqualified for one (1) year for a first time conviction for DUI with an alcohol concentration of .04 or more, or refusing to take a blood alcohol test. If these violations were while transporting hazardous materials the disqualification is increased to three (3) years.
You insurance rates will probably increase significantly. Rates for your family members, or even for your employer (if you use a company car), may increase as well.
Surrender operator’s license/permit (if not done at the scene) or sign an “affidavit of lost license” if you no longer have possession of the license. This does not apply if the license has expired.
Pay a $125.00 reinstatement fee. Payment of the reinstatement fee needs to be in the form of a cashier’s check, bank draft, money order made payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles (no personal or business account checks).
Higher penalties are imposed if your DWI involved and accident, injury or death, or if you had a passenger under 16 years of age.
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