Memorial Day Weekend DWI Charges in New Jersey

Memorial Day Weekend DWI Charges in New Jersey

In New Jersey, DWIs are taken very seriously. If you were pulled over for a DWI over Memorial Day Weekend, you will likely face serious consequences. Read on to learn more.

If you receive a DWI for the first time, and your blood alcohol content (BAC) is between .08-.09%, you will face the following penalties:

  • License forfeiture until the ignition interlock device is installed
  • Up to 30 days of imprisonment
  • A $250-$400 fine
  • 12-48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • DWI surcharge of $125
  • $100 surcharge to the Drunk Driving Education Fund
  • $50 to VCCO
  • $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • The mandatory installation and use of the ignition interlock device at your own cost for three months

In New Jersey, your first DWI is tiered for your first offense. This means that as your BAC increases, your penalties increase. If you are pulled over with a BAC between .10-.15%, you will face the following:

  • License forfeiture until the ignition interlock device is installed
  • Up to 30 days of imprisonment
  • A $300-$500 fine
  • DWI surcharge of $125
  • $100 surcharge to the Drunk Driving Education Fund
  • $50 to VCCO
  • $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • Between 12-48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • The mandatory installation and use of the ignition interlock device at your own cost for between 7 months and 1 year

If you receive a DWI for a second time, you may face:

  • License forfeiture for one to two years
  • A $500-$1,000 fine
  • Two to 90 days of imprisonment
  • $100 to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • A DWI surcharge of $125
  • $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • Up to 30 days of community service
  • Intoxicated Driver Resource Center in accordance with treatment classification (usually 48 hours)
  • The installation and use of the ignition interlock device duration of your license suspension and two to four years after the license is restored
  • $50 to VCCO
  • $100 to AERF

For a third DWI offense, you may face:

  • An 8-year license forfeiture
  • $1,000 fine
  • Six months in jail
  • Intoxicated Driver Resource Center in accordance with treatment classification
  • $100 to AERF
  • $100 to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • DWI surcharge of $125
  • $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • Up to 90 days of community service
  • $50 to VCCO
  • Ignition Interlock Device during license suspension and for two to four years after the license is restored

If you are facing DWI charges, you will need the help of a dedicated attorney. Our firm will explore all possible avenues of defense.

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