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Second DUI

Las Vegas Second DUI Defense Attorney

A DUI arrest can be an unsettling experience, especially when it’s not your first offense. The intricate legal landscape surrounding a second DUI offense amplifies the necessity to be well-informed and prepared. With over 27 years of experience in the field, we at Goodman Law Group understand the challenges you face. 

We're not just here to represent you; we're here to educate, advocate, and protect your rights every step of the way. When the stakes are high, trust in Attorney Goodman's board-certified expertise. We help you navigate this difficult terrain, protecting your rights.

Contact us today at (702) 825-7854 and let our lawyer guide you through the intricacies of a second DUI case in Las Vegas.

What Is a Second DUI?

A second DUI following an initial conviction stands out as an escalating concern for both the offender and the authorities. This repetition signifies a habitual pattern, making it a focal point for the legal system.

Authorities perceive second offenses with heightened urgency, demanding stiffer penalties and sanctions to discourage further infractions. Given Las Vegas's reputation as a bustling epicenter of tourism and spirited nightlife, it's hardly surprising that the city has stringent DUI laws. These laws are rigorously enforced, underscoring the city's commitment to public safety and order.

Consequences of a Second DUI Conviction

The aftermath of a second DUI charge is more severe than a first-time offense. Knowing the potential consequences can be a wake-up call for many. 

Potential penalties include: 

  • Stricter Punishment. The penalties for a second DUI within seven years of the first can include longer jail time (10 days to 6 months at the Clark County Detention Center); heftier fines (up to $1,000 plus $100 in court fees); and extended community service.
  • License Suspension. Your driving privileges can be revoked for up to one year, and once reinstated, you might be required to install an ignition interlock device for up to three years (if your BAC was 0.18 or higher at the time of your arrest) at your expense.
  • Educational Programs. You may face mandatory attendance in DUI school, a Nevada Victim Impact Panel, substance abuse treatment programs, and/or alcohol and drug dependency evaluation, all at the defendant’s expense.
  • Increased Insurance Rates. Your auto insurance premiums can skyrocket or you can lose your coverage altogether.

Second DUI Defense Strategies

Given the stern stance that Nevada’s legal system takes on repeat offenders, it becomes imperative to mount a robust defense. Goodman Law Group is adept at weaving a meticulous defensive strategy to safeguard your rights while challenging the prosecution's assertions. Here's how we typically proceed:

  • Investigation and Fact-Finding. Our first step is a comprehensive dive into the details of your arrest. We meticulously search for any procedural errors or potential rights violations that might have occurred during the arrest.
  • Expert Testimonies. With his esteemed status as a recognized expert in criminal law, Attorney Goodman realizes the significance of drawing on professional witnesses. Whether it’s forensic specialists or seasoned medical practitioners, we enlist their insights to contest the prosecution’s evidence.
  • Challenging the Evidence. Every piece of evidence presented against you undergoes rigorous scrutiny. We ensure it’s been legally obtained, challenge the validity of blood and breath tests, and confirm that field sobriety tests were administered properly.
  • Negotiation. Possessing an enviable track record and deep-seated experience, Attorney Goodman is well-poised to negotiate on your behalf. Whether pushing for reduced charges or advocating for alternative penalties, our objective remains the same: securing the best possible outcome for you.

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A Proven History Of Success

Recent Case Results
  • Dismissed (DUI (.128) Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • Not Guilty **Trial** Domestic Battery
  • Reckless Driving .220 BAC
  • Misdemeanor Petit Larceny 11 Counts Theft (Category B Felony)
  • Dismissed 2 Counts Battery on a Protected Person (Gross Misdemeanor)

Your Future Matters

A second DUI charge can be a pivotal moment in your life. It’s a call to action, an opportunity to make amends and move forward with the guidance of a skilled legal professional. At the Goodman Law Group, we are committed to helping you protect your rights, your reputation, and your future.

Don’t navigate this challenging time alone. Contact us at (702) 825-7854 for a consultation, and let us stand with you in your defense. We proudly serve clients throughout Clark County.

Turn to Goodman Law Firm When the Stakes are High, We’re on Your Side
Contact our law offices today for a confidential initial consultation to learn how we can use our years of experience to defend your case.

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Reviews & Testimonials

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