What You Need to Know About Memorial Day DWIs

What You Need to Know About Memorial Day DWIs

Memorial Day Weekend is a time of celebration. Of course, we all celebrate in different ways, though unfortunately, many people choose to get behind the wheel after having one or more drinks. If you are arrested with a DWI this Memorial Day, you absolutely need the legal assistance of an experienced attorney who can work to have those charges mitigated, or, in some cases, dropped altogether. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable New Jersey criminal defense attorney to learn more about DWIs and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the consequences for a first-offense DWI in New Jersey?

New Jersey updated the state’s DWI laws on December 1, 2019, so now, the penalties for a first-offense DWI are significantly different. That being said, a DWI can still have serious ramifications, some of which are as follows:

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

What are the consequences of a second DWI in New Jersey?

If this is your second DWI offense in New Jersey, you will face an even more hostile courtroom this time around. The consequences for a second DWI in NJ are as follows:

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

What happens if I get a third DWI in NJ?

The consequences of a third DWI in NJ are even more severe, though, with an experienced attorney at your side, you may not lose your license forever. The consequences of a third DWI in NJ are as follows:

  • Up to 90 days of incarceration
  • 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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