Additional Important NJ DUI & DWI Facts:

In the State of New Jersey the following offenses are not considered different:
DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
DUI, (Driving While Under the Influence
Driving While Impaired
Refusal to Take Breath Test (except for computing prior offenses)

Example: You had a prior Driving While Intoxicated conviction downgraded in another
state to Driving While Impaired.  Your conviction downgrade would not be upheld by the
New Jersey courts and you would be sentenced as if the downgrade never happened.
Thus, if you received another DWI in N.J. you would be sentenced in New Jersey as if
you received a conviction for the original DWI charge and you would be sentenced as a
second time DWI or DUI offender in New Jersey.

The State of New Jersey
not recognize any other states downgrade of a DWI / DUI Charge

The State of New Jersey
Considers a refusal to submit to any alcohol, blood or urine test the same as an actual
conviction for DWI or DUI when computing the number of prior offenses

The State of New Jersey
Does not allow a prior DWI or DUI refusal conviction to be used to enhance sentencing
for a DWI or DUI in NJ when computing the number of prior offenses for DWI refusals

A DWI or DUI may be proven by 5 methods:
Breath Test
Blood Test
Urine Test
Roadside Physical Tests
DWI or DUI tests given by a DRE or Physician
The Fine Print for use of this website: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes and is not to be relied on in regards to any
particular case as legal advise.   H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., P.C. Main office address: 39 Milltown Road, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816.  Please consult the New
Jersey Code of Criminal Justice and Motor Vehicle Laws for complete details on all fines and penalties for a New Jersey DWI or DUI charge.  All penalties listed
in this notice are for informational purposes on DWI and DUI offenses we have handled and reduced in the past.  Past performance is not indicative of future
performance, each case is fact sensitive, thus, the need for the in office consultation for the attorney to evaluate your case.  Some NJ DWI or DUI penalties
may not apply to out of state residents, please consult an attorney in your state of residence. If a person has a professional license there may be a separate
additional action relating to that individual's ability to practice their profession. Different Penalties may apply to prior DWI convictions over 10 years old. All
New Jersey DWI penalties listed are accurate as of time and date of publication and are subject to change at any time without notice.  Prior DWI charges even
if older than 10 years may be used against you to enhance your DWI sentence see lawyer for complete details.  Once you have a DWI or DUI in NJ it can
never be expunged it will stay on your record for life, thus you need the best NJ DWI defense lawyer.  *98% Success rate to win, reduce or eliminate the
penalties of a DWI or DUI charge in New Jersey is based on past cases and is not a guarantee of a future result.  Past performance on DWI and DUI cases is
not indicative of a future result.  However, the best defense is to hire the best DWI or DUI lawyer you can afford with a proven track record because unlike
you, the State of NJ has nearly unlimited resources to prosecute your charge.  Call 1-800-974-4487 and get the help you need now!
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI or DUI) is classified in New Jersey as a motor vehicle
offense unless a party is injured in an accident in which case it can be a criminal offense.  
Once convicted you cannot expunge the record of your DWI off your license, regardless of
how much time has passed.  Therefore to keep your low insurance rates and your driving
record clean an expert defense is needed.  In most cases our defense costs less than just
your first year insurance premium increase would be upon conviction.  
At the law office of
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can guarantee a result, however by choosing the best DWI lawyer you have the best
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Standard NJ DWI / DUI Penalties for 2019:
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Fine: $250 to $400.00
Detainment: 12 to 48 hours at
Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
Ignition Interlock Device: if the
alcohol concentration is .15 or
higher must install an ignition
interlock device for a period of 6
months to 1 year.
Loss of License: 3 months if the
alcohol concentration is between
.08 and less than .10.  If alcohol
concentration is .10 or higher, 7
months to 1 year loss of license,
and fine of $300.00 to $500.00.
Jail: Up to 30 days
DWI Surcharge: $1000.00/yr for 3
1st Offense DWI / DUI Penalties
2nd Offense DWI / DUI Penalties
3rd Offense DWI / DUI Penalties
Fine: $500.00 to $1,000.00
Detainment: 48 hours at Intoxicated
Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
Ignition Interlock Device: 1 to 3
years after driving privileges are
Loss of License: 2 Years
Loss of Registration Privileges: 2
Community Service: 30 Days
Jail: 2 to 90 days
DWI Surcharge: $1000.00/yr for 3
Fine: $1,000
Ignition Interlock Device: 1 to 3
years after driving privileges are
Loss of License: 10 years
Loss of Registration Privileges:
10 years
Jail: 180 Days of which up to 90
days may be spent at an approved
drug or alcohol inpatient
rehabilitation program
DWI Surcharge: $1000.00/yr for 3
Note for All NJ DWI and DUI Offenses: Additional penalties and jail time apply if your New
Jersey DWI or DUI violation occurs within 1000 feet of a school owned or leased property or
school crossing zone.
 It is not a defense to a DWI/DUI School Zone charge that the school
was not in session at the time of the DWI or DUI offense, nor does it matter if children
were or were not present at the time of the violation occurred.  For legal purposes a
school zone is a school zone 24 hours per day 365 days per year.  Please call our office at
1-800-9-RIGHTS for a free consultation on your DWI or DUI matter, as defenses do exist
even with DWI school zone charges.  
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