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Pointers for drivers under sobriety programs in Nebraska

On Behalf of | Jul 11, 2024 | Dui |

Nebraska’s sobriety programs can be complex but understanding them is crucial for drivers facing legal challenges. This guide aims to shed light on these programs, helping you navigate the requirements and avoid further penalties.

This guide may help if you have been ordered to participate in a sobriety program by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or a court. Your driving privileges and legal standing depend on your compliance.

What drivers need to know

After committing an infraction, drivers will need to equip an ignition interlock device to prevent them from setting out on the road. Here’s what you should remember:

  • Tampering with the device is illegal. If you try to bypass it and then drive, you commit a Class I misdemeanor.
  • Driving a car without an interlock device when you have to use one is also against the law.
  • The consequences get more severe if you violate these rules while impaired. If you drive with a blood alcohol level of 0.02% or higher, you could face a Class IV felony charge.

Even if you have the device installed, you must use it correctly. Violating the terms set by the court or DMV is a Class III misdemeanor. Make sure you understand all the requirements for using your interlock device.

The importance of compliance

Complying with these programs isn’t just about avoiding penalties. It’s a step towards regaining your full driving privileges and moving forward.

Remember, these programs aim to promote safer roads for all Nebraskans. By following the rules, you’re not only helping yourself but contributing to public safety.

If you are unsure about any aspect of your sobriety program, you may always seek clarification from the court, DMV or a legal professional. Staying informed and compliant may help you regain full driving privileges.