Penalties for drunk driving in New Jersey increase with each offense, so it gets worse every time you are convicted. You essentially face the following:
- A fine of $1,000
- 180 days imprisonment
- Ten year loss of license
- Either $1,000 or $1,500 in DMV surcharges per year for three years, depending upon if the prior conviction occurred within three years
- $364 in other fees, charges and costs
- A one to three year installation of ignition interlock device
The scariest part of all of this is the jail term, which cannot be served on weekends, on work release, or house arrest. However, the judge may allow up to 90 days of it to be served in an approved in-patient alcohol treatment facility. Get more info here!
If you received the ticket in southern New Jersey, please feel free to call me at 856-432-4113 or contact me through this site to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.
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