Thanksgiving is one of the most celebratory holidays of the year. Many people celebrate by having lots of food and a few drinks with friends and family. This is fine, as long as they don’t get behind the wheel after. Unfortunately, sometimes, they do. That said, if you are charged with a DWI this Thanksgiving weekend, recognize that the penalties will not be different than any other DWI charge. Continue reading and give our skilled Bergen County DWI attorney. Here are some questions you may have:
If you were caught by law enforcement this Thanksgiving weekend driving your car while under the influence of alcohol, it is highly likely that you will face serious consequences, even if it is just your first offense. If you were behind the wheel with a blood alcohol concentration of .08-.09%, you will likely face the following penalties:
In the event that you were charged with a DWI and had a blood alcohol concentration between .10-.15%, you will likely encounter more serious consequences when it comes to the installation and use of the ignition interlock device in your vehicle, as you’ll need to use it for anywhere between seven months and one year.
If this is your second DWI charge, you can anticipate facing the following:
As you can imagine, a third offense DWI charge has, even more, stricter penalties. If you are encountering the effects of this charge, you will need a qualified attorney in your corner, otherwise, you risk facing an eight-year driver’s license suspension, high fines, up to six months of incarceration, participation in the IDRC, and the mandatory installation and use of the ignition interlock device in your vehicle both during your license suspension and for anywhere between two and four years after your driver’s license is reinstated.
If you have any further questions or you need a lawyer who can combat your Thanksgiving DWI charges, look no further than the Law Office of Kevin T. Conway.