Charged With a New Year’s DWI? Our Firm is Here to Help.

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Though we all know it is both illegal and unsafe to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, this does not stop everyone from doing so. If you recently got caught up in the excitement of New Year’s and received a DWI, there is a very good chance you will face serious penalties for your actions. We know that a DWI does not make you a bad person. However, New Jersey courts may not feel the same way. That is why if you are facing a DWI, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey DWI attorney to learn more about the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens if I am charged with a DWI in New Jersey?

New Jersey’s updated DWI laws went into effect on December 1, 2019. Therefore, if you have been charged with a DWI this New Years, you may face the following consequences:

  • Mandatory ignition interlock device for between 3 and 6 months
  • Up to 48 hours at the New Jersey IDRC
  • Up to 30 days of jail time
  • A 30-day loss of license
  • A $500 fine

What are the penalties for a second DWI in New Jersey?

If this is your second DWI, New Jersey courts will be even less likely to reduce your sentence, and will most likely seek the maximum punishment. The consequences for a second DWI offense in New Jersey are as follows:

  • Up to 90 days of jail time
  • A $100 fine to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • A $75 fine to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • The use of the ignition interlock device
  • A potential $1,000 fine
  • A 2-year loss of license
  • Up to 48 hours in the New Jersey IDRC

Will I lose my license forever for a third DWI in New Jersey?

With the help of an experienced attorney, you may not lose your license forever. However, if you do not retain dedicated legal counsel, you face the following penalties:

  • Up to 90 days in jail
  • A 2-year loss of your license
  • Up to 48 hours in the IDRC
  • The use of the ignition interlock device
  • A potential $1,000 fine
  • $100 fine to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • $75 fine to the Neighborhood Services Fund

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves in our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.

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