What to Know About Fourth of July DWIs in New Jersey

What to Know About Fourth of July DWIs in New Jersey

If you were pulled over for driving while intoxicated over the Fourth of July weekend, you will need the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Read on to learn more about DWI charges in New Jersey.

First Offense DWI Penalties 

If you receive a DWI with a blood alcohol concentration of .08-.09%, you may 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

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

Second Offense Penalties 

  • 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

Third Offense Penalties 

  • 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, reach out to our firm to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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