Be very careful on the roads this Halloween. If you are caught driving under the influence, you will regret it. Read on and reach out to our New Jersey firm to learn more about what you are up against and how we can help you fight it.
New Jersey has just recently updated its DWI laws to better reflect the nature of the crime in the hopes that first-time offenders will learn their lesson and not become repeat offenders. However, the consequences of a DWI in New Jersey are still very serious and may impact your insurance premiums for years to come. If you are charged with a DWI in New Jersey with a BAC of .08%-.10%, you may face the following penalties:
Unfortunately, if you had a blood alcohol content between 0.10% and 0.15% at the time of your arrest, you will face even harsher penalties, including a license suspension of 45 days and the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device for 6 months to one year. Additionally, if you are arrested with a BAC over 0.15%, you will be required to use the ignition interlock device for 12-18 months and will face a 90-day license suspension.
For a second DWI charge in the state of New Jersey, you will face the following consequences:
If this is your third or subsequent DWI offense, you face a 10-year license revocation, though in some cases, your license may be revoked indefinitely, especially if you do not have an experienced attorney by your side. You may face the following penalties:
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.