DUI Legal Penalties in Nebraska
The law does not play games when it comes to dishing out heavy fines and lofty consequences for those who get behind the wheel when they shouldn't have. Some of those consequences include:
- having your licensed suspended for 90 days to 15 years
- having to take mandatory classes and treated for substance abuse
- having to use an ignition interlock device in order to drive
- having to file an SR-22 with your car insurance company
- having to pay $500 to $1000 in fines
- having to serve 10 days to 6 months in jail
- accruing 6 to 12 points on your driver's license
Blood Alcohol Concentration Level
Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level may be tested via breathalyzer. While you have the right to refuse to take a breathalyzer test, doing so results in the automatic penalty of losing your driver's license for an entire year. If you agree to take the test, passing or failing depends on a few factors:
- Your age — If you're under 21 years of age, you will fail if you blow higher than .02%.
- Type of vehicle — If you're driving a commercial vehicle, your BAC cannot be higher than .04%.
- Standard - Given that you're of legal drinking age and driving a non-commercial vehicle, the BAC limit is .08%.
If you fail the breathalyzer test and it's your first offense, your license will be suspended for 6 months. If it's your second or third offense, your license will be suspended for a year. Don't be surprised if the officer takes it away immediately.