New Jersey DWI Penalties

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Being charged with a DWI in New Jersey is a serious offence and is treated as such by the courts. This can mean impounding your vehicle, severe fines, loss of your license, and a permanent mark on your record. If you or someone you know has recently been charged with a DWI, there is assistance available. Consulting with a NJ DWI Lawyer can identify options that can help you with your charge. Use this page to learn more about DWI definintions, laws, penalties, and your options.

When you are going up against the State of New Jersey you need experienced legal counsel. Regardless of whether you are facing an indictable criminal charge in the Superior Court, a drug charge in Municipal Court, a DWI, or even a simple motor vehicle charge you want to have the best possible result. Thomas H. Martin has been helping people face the most difficult of situations for years. Contact Thomas H. Martin at (732) 431-2224 to arrainge a free consultation.

 

New Jersey DWI Penalties

First Offense (.08-.09 BAC)

Suspension
Fines, Fees & Surcharges
Prison Term
IDRC
Interlock
Community Service
3 months
$250–$400 fine
$230 IDRC fee
$100 Drunk Driving Fund
$100 AERF
$1,000/yr Surcharge (3 years)
$75 Neighborhood Fund
0- 30 Days
12-48 Hrs

 

First Offense (.1BAC or Higher)

Suspension
Fines, Fees & Surcharges
Prison Term
IDRC
Interlock
Community Service
7-12 months
$300–$500 fine
$230 IDRC fee
$100 Drunk Driving Fund
$100 AERF
$1,000/yr Surcharge (3 years)
$75 Neighborhood Fund
0- 30 Days
12-48 Hrs

BAC .15+:
During course
of suspension,
6-12 months after

Second Offense

Suspension
Fines, Fees & Surcharges
Prison Term
IDRC
Interlock
Community Service
2 Years
$500–$1,000 fine
$230 IDRC fee
$100 Drunk Driving Fund
$100 AERF
$1,500/yr Surcharge (3 years)
$75 Neighborhood Fund
2- 90 Days
12-48 Hrs

During course
of suspension,
1-3 years after

30 Days

 

Third & Subsequent Offense

Suspension
Fines, Fees & Surcharges
Prison Term
IDRC
Interlock
Community Service
10 Years
$1,000 fine
$280 IDRC fee
$100 Drunk Driving Fund
$100 AERF
$1,500/yr Surcharge (3 years)
$75 Neighborhood Fund
180 Days
12-48 Hrs

During course
of suspension,
1-3 years after

90 Days

 

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