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DWI Offense Penalties – NJ DWI License Suspension

“This video covers the details of  DWI Suspension, for a list of the potential suspensions and penalties you might face, read the content below.”

Videos on “How To Get out of DWI Charges” are listed below in addition to a comprehensive outline of DWI penalties, including the License Suspensions you might face. Please Click Here to answer any other New Jersey DWI related questions that you might have.

The first level of DWI punishment is for BAC levels of 0.08% to 0.10%.  If your blood alcohol is in this range, you face:

  1. Fines of $250- $400
  2. Jail time of up to 30 days
  3. Loss of driver’s license for three months
  4. Intoxicated Driver Resource Center for 12-48 hours
  5. Ignition Interlock device for 6 months to 1 year

The next level of punishment exists for all BAC levels above .10% during a first offense.  For these you face:

  1. Fines of $300 to $500
  2. Jail time of up to 30 days
  3. Loss of driver’s license for seven months to one year
  4. Intoxicated Driver Resource Center for 12-48 hours
  5. Mandatory Ignition Interlock device for 6 months to 1 year if BAC is 0.15% or above (in addition to the period of license suspension.)

Second offense DWI Penalties in New Jersey

Again, if you’re being arrested for a second time, your BAC doesn’t matter.  Anything over 0.08% and you’re facing the same punishment:

0.08% and above BAC:

  1.  Fines of $500 to $1,000
  2.  Jail time of up to 90 days
  3.  Loss of driver’s license for two (2) years
  4.  IDRC for 48 hours
  5.  Community service for 30 days
  6.  Mandatory interlock device for 1 to 3 years (in addition to period of license suspension).

Third Offense DWI Penalties in New Jersey

These are the penalties for a third DWI offense in NJ at a BAC level of 0.08% and above:

  1.  Fines totaling $1,000
  2.  Jail time for 180 days
  3.  Loss of driver’s license for ten (10) years
  4.  IDRC is determined on a case-by-case basis
  5.  Mandatory interlock device for 1 to 3 years (in addition to the period of license suspension)

Challenge the Initial Motor Vehicle Stoppage
Challenge the Field Sobriety Tests
Challenge the 20 Minute Observation Period
Challenge the Alcotest 7110 machine itself

 The Tormey Law firm is a team of New Jersey DWI attorneys with current New Jersey prosecutors on staff, fighting on your behalf.  We have handles thousands of DWI cases, and our advanced DWI defense strategies have allowed us to win many of them.