A DUI 2nd Offense in Nevada automatically comes with a one-year driver’s license suspension. Defendants may avoid a suspension only if they win both the criminal case and the administrative DMV hearing.
The DMV hearing is actually more difficult to win than the criminal cause because the DMV evidence requirements are much lower.
If the defendant agrees to a breath test after being arrested, they will receive a temporary license valid for seven days. If they request a DMV hearing during that seven-day period, then they can continue driving pending DMV hearing results.
Defendants who take a blood test can continue driving until the lab results are received in the mail. This may take weeks. Once the results have been received, the defendant has seven days to request a DMV hearing. If they don’t request a hearing, then the suspension begins on the eighth day.