What to Know About Halloween Night DWIs in New Jersey

What to Know About Halloween Night DWIs in New Jersey

New Jersey has no tolerance for DWIs. That is why if you are charged on Halloween night, you will need to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Keep reading to learn more about the consequences of a DWI in New Jersey.

What are the consequences of a Halloween night DWI in New Jersey?

New Jersey takes DWI charges very seriously, which is why if you are charged on Halloween, you will likely face harsh life-altering consequences, even if it is just your first offense. A first offense DWI charge with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) between .08-.09% in New Jersey, will likely result in the following penalties:

  • A license forfeiture of 30 days
  • Will will have to spend up to 48 hours at the New Jersey IDRC
  • You may face up to 30 days of incarceration
  • A $500 fine
  • You will have to install and use the ignition interlock device for between 3 and 6 months, at your own cost

It is also important to note that in New Jersey if your blood alcohol concentration is .10% or above at the time you were pulled over, your penalties will be more severe.

What are the penalties for a second offense DWI?

With a second offense DWI, the penalties will be even harsher because you will be treated as a repeat offender. You will likely face the following consequences after a second offense DWI:

  • You may go to jail for 90 days
  • You will face a $1,000 fine
  • You will most likely have to pay a $100 fine to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • A $75 fine to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • You will have to install and use an ignition interlock device, at your own cost
  • You may lose your license for 2 years
  • You may have to spend up to 48 hours in the New Jersey IDRC

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

If this is your third DWI offense, you will need to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The consequences of a third offense DWI will likely include the following:

  • A $1,000 fine
  • $100 fine to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • $75 fine to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • You may go to jail for 90 days
  • You may lose your license for two years
  • You may have to spend up to 48 hours in the IDRC
  • The use of the ignition interlock device, at your own cost

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 on 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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