However, with a suspended registration, the state may allow you to drive if another means of transportation isn’t available:
- To and from work in the course of employment
- To obtain food, medicine, or other necessities
- To obtain health care for you or your immediate family
- To transport yourself or an immediate family member to or from school
You won’t receive any demerit points for DUI charges.2
Penalties for Underage Drinkers
Unlike in many states with harsher laws for teen drivers and underage drivers, Nevada requires only drivers under 21 to get evaluated on whether or not they have an alcohol or substance use disorder. An evaluation costs a maximum of $100, and the driver must pay for it. Additionally, if the evaluation results in an order for a treatment program, the driver must complete it successfully, as determined by the provider.
How Long a DUI Stays on Your Record
A DUI will remain on your record for insurance companies and employers for three years, meaning that a DUI can affect insurance only for this period of time. That being said, the DUI will remain on your criminal record with the state for a decade.
Are SR-22s Required?
Nevada requires an SR-22 only for those who had a lapse in insurance coverage, so you won’t need to get one following a DUI conviction.