Over the weekend, many people attended Fourth of July parties. Often, these parties involve alcoholic beverages. Consequently, some people make the life-threatening decision to drive while intoxicated. New Jersey takes DWI charges seriously. As a result, it is important to understand the consequences of a DWI. Read on to learn more.
If you are pulled over and you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%-0.09%, and this is your first DWI, you may face the following penalties:
It is important to note that, for your first offense, if your BAC was greater than 0.10%, you will likely face harsher penalties, including a $300-$500 fine and a 7-12 month license suspension.
If you are charged with a DWI for a second time, you will be considered a repeat offender, and your consequences will be even harsher. These consequences may include:
The penalties for a third DWI in New Jersey may include:
If you are facing charges for a DWI in New Jersey, you will need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our firm will explore all possible avenues of defense. Reach out today to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated attorney. We understand that people make mistakes and we are here to advocate for you.
Kevin T. Conway is an experienced Bergen County criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need an aggressive criminal lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation.