2020 was a rough year and many of us will be celebrating its end this New Year’s Eve. For many people, this celebration will involve drinking. This becomes an issue when some of these party-goers get behind the wheel and attempt to drive drunk. Driving while intoxicated is incredibly dangerous for you, your passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers on the road. Because driving while intoxicated is so hazardous, it carries steep penalties. If you or a loved one is charged with a DWI this New Year’s Eve, you will need to contact a skilled criminal defense attorney. Read on to learn more about DWIs in New Jersey.
DWI penalties are based on your blood alcohol content (BAC) and your previous offenses. If you are pulled over with a BAC between .08-.09% and no prior DWI charges, you will face:
It is important to note that these penalties will differ if you are under 21 years old, or if your BAC is .10% or above.
If an individual is convicted of a second DWI within 10 years of the previous offense, he or she may face the following consequences:
For a third or subsequent DWI, the penalties include:
If you are charged with a DWI, contact our firm today. We will explore all of your options and fight to challenge your DWI charges.
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.