This Sunday, South Jersey and Pennsylvania are going to be cheering on the Eagles in Superbowl LII. While having a local team in the Superbowl is certainly very exciting for the area, it is also important to remember to put safety first. Arrests for driving under the influence see an unfortunate spike each year on Superbowl Sunday because law enforcement is well aware that people generally like to watch the game with friends and family, eat a lot of food, and drink a lot of alcohol. The penalties for drunk driving in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania are very serious.
New Jersey First-Offense DWI Penalties
When an individual is driving with a blood alcohol content between 0.08 and 0.10, they may face the following consequences:
- A loss of license for 3 months
- Prison up to 30 days
- 12-48 hours in the IDRC
- A fine between $250-$400
- $230 IDRC fee
- $100 drunk driving fund fine
- $100 to AERF
- $1000/ year for 3 years
- $75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
If their BAC is higher than 0.10 percent, the penalties become more severe.
Pennsylvania DUI Penalties
Individuals who are convicted of a DUI when they have a BAC of 0.08 and 0.099 percent may face the following consequences:
- 6 months of probation
- A fine of $300
- Mandatory attendance of alcohol highway safety school
- Alcohol and drug treatment
Like New Jersey, the higher the BAC, the more serious the consequences.
This weekend, be safe and make sure to not to drink and drive. Appoint a designated driver or use one of the many ride-sharing services to get home safely from Superbowl parties.
The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you protect your future when so much is on the line. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.