NEBRASKA DUI LAWS AND PENALTIES
Avoid the Consequences of a Drunk Driving Arrest
Work With DUI Defense Attorneys in Omaha or Lincoln
Driving under the influence carries criminal penalties, driver’s
license sanctions and collateral consequences. The Berry Law Firm provides
legitimate defenses to challenge a DUI arrest and the harsh punishments.
However bleak your situation seems, we are confident we can mitigate the
damage or prevent a conviction altogether. We handle drunk driving cases
across Nebraska, with offices in Lincoln and Omaha.
Contact us immediately to schedule a consultation with proven criminal defense trial lawyers.
Nebraska DUI Laws and Penalties
The following is a simplification of Nebraska’s DUI laws and the
potential penalties. Our experienced attorneys take the time to explain
your rights and assess the facts of your case so that you can make informed choices.
- First offense DUI (Class W misdemeanor) — minimum seven days in jail*,
$500 fine, six-month license revocation
- Second offense DUI — minimum 30 days in jail*, $500 fine, one-year
- Third offense DUI — minimum 90 days in jail* (up to one year), $1,000
fine, 15-year revocation
- Fourth offense DUI (Class IIIA felony) — minimum 180 days in jail*
(up to five years), $10,000 fine, 15-year revocation
- Fifth offense or more (Class III felony) — minimum two years in jail*
(up to 20 years), $25,000 fine, 15-year revocation
- BAC above .15 — For any offenses, a blood alcohol content of .15
percent or greater increases the license revocation, jail time and degree
of the offense. A first-time DUI with excessive BAC results in loss of
driving privileges for one year.
- Test refusal — Refusing the breath, blood or urine test triggers
automatic license revocation for one year, with no driving for 90 days
even with an ignition interlock.
DUI injury or death — A drunk driving accident resulting in bodily
injury or death can be charged as a Class IIIA, Class III or Class II
felony, depending on prior DUIs, punishable by five to 50 years in jail. (See
* Mandatory minimum jail time can be waived or mitigated if the court grants
Experienced Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
DUI defense practice handles first-time DUI,
repeat offenses, underage drivers, CDL truck drivers and anyone arrested for driving under
the influence of alcohol, drugs or prescription medications. We exhaust all
legitimate DUI defenses to get charges dismissed or reduced, and we are prepared to try your case
before a judge or jury when necessary to avoid the penalties.
We fight the criminal charges and we represent clients in administrative
license revocation hearings to restore driving privileges as soon as possible after a DUI arrest.
Call (402) 817-6550 or
contact us online to talk to our Lincoln & Omaha DUI defense lawyers.