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DUI vs DWI – What’s the difference?

“What’s the difference between “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) and “Driving While Intoxicated” (DWI) in New Jersey?”

Videos on “How To Get out of DWI Charges” are listed below. Please Click Here to answer any other New Jersey DWI related questions that you might have.


What’s the difference between DUI and DWI in New Jersey?

Answer: Believe it or not, there is no such thing as DUI in new Jersey.  DUI is an acronym for “Driving Under the Influence”.  DWI stands for “Driving While Intoxicated”.  Technically, you could drive “under the influence” of drugs or alcohol just as you could “drive while intoxicated” on drugs or alcohol.  Since these terms mean basically the same thing, the state of New Jersey decided to prosecute every type of “influence” or “intoxication” under the same statute:  N.J.S.A 39:4-50.

This is the New Jersey DWI statute.  There is no New Jersey DUI statute.  If you were smoking marijuana and driving, it’s a DWI.  If you were drinking and eating prescription drugs, it’s a DWI.  Any form of intoxicant that will result in the impairment of your driving results in a DWI charge.

Driving under the influence is simply the most commonly used term to reference these charges around the country.

“These videos explain how we will fight against your DWI charges:”

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