Labor Day is known for relaxing and drinking with friends and family. Unfortunately, many individuals get behind the wheel after they have been drinking, resulting in a DWI. New Jersey takes DWIs very seriously, which is why if you were charged with one, it is in your best interest to reach out to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to discuss your options.
Even if it is your first offense DWI, you will likely face harsh consequences. If you are pulled over with a blood alcohol concentration of .08-.09%, you may face the following for a first offense DWI:
Additionally, it is important to understand that for your first offense, if your BAC was greater than 0.10%, you will likely face more severe penalties, including a $300-$500 fine and a 7-12 month license suspension.
For a second offense DWI, you will be classified as a repeat offender in New Jersey. This will likely result in even harsher consequences including the following:
If you receive a third DWI, you will face life-altering outcomes. These penalties include the following:
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.