Halloween Night DWI Charges in New Jersey | What to Know

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If you were charged with a DWI this Halloween, you will want to look into your legal options no matter what degree you are facing. Our skilled Gloucester County DWI lawyer is on your side no matter what you are facing.

What penalties can I face after a first-offense DWI charge this Halloween night in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey, DWI charges can have serious effects, even if it is only your first offense. If law enforcement pulled you over this Halloween night with a blood alcohol concentration of .08-.09%, you can expect to encounter the following punishments:

  • Up to 30 days of imprisonment
  • A $250-$400 fine
  • 12-48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • DWI surcharge of $125
  • License forfeiture until the ignition interlock device is installed
  • $100 surcharge to the Drunk Driving Education Fund
  • $50 to VCCO
  • $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • The mandatory installation and use of the ignition interlock device at your own cost for three months

If you have a blood alcohol concentration between .10-.15%, your punishments will be more serious, including:

  • Up to 30 days of imprisonment
  • A $300-$500 fine
  • DWI surcharge of $125
  • License forfeiture until the ignition interlock device is installed
  • $100 surcharge to the Drunk Driving Education Fund
  • $50 to VCCO
  • $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • Between 12-48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • The mandatory installation and use of the ignition interlock device at your own cost for between 7 months and 1 year

What are the drawbacks of a second-offense DWI?

You will likely encounter the following if this charge is your second DWI:

  • License forfeiture for one to two years
  • A DWI surcharge of $125
  • A $500-$1,000 fine
  • Two to 90 days of imprisonment
  • $100 to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • Up to 30 days of community service
  • Intoxicated Driver Resource Center in accordance with treatment classification (usually 48 hours)
  • The installation and use of the ignition interlock device duration of your license suspension and two to four years after the license is restored
  • $50 to VCCO
  • $100 to AERF

What are the results of a third DWI offense?

As anticipated, a third offense DWI charge has even more severe consequences. If you were charged, you will need an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney on your side to help you avoid facing the following penalties:

  • Intoxicated Driver Resource Center in accordance with treatment classification
  • $100 to AERF
  • $100 to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • An 8-year license forfeiture
  • $1,000 fine
  • Six months in jail
  • DWI surcharge of $125
  • $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
  • Up to 90 days of community service
  • $50 to VCCO
  • Ignition Interlock Device during license suspension and for two to four years after the license is restored

If you were charged with any of the above DWI charges, give The Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. a call today to discuss your options.

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