The State of New Jersey is strict on those charged with driving while intoxicated. If convicted of driving while intoxicated, an individual may face a variety of serious consequences, including fines, surcharges, incarceration, increased insurance premiums, the installation of an ignition interlock device, and license suspension. Offenders may also be required to attend classes at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center. These consequences and penalties increase in severity for repeat offenders.
A driver’s blood alcohol content which is obtained through a breath test or blood test can be used as a basis for a DWI conviction. For drivers who are 21 years of age or older, a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater can form the basis of a conviction. Drivers who are under the legal drinking age can also be charged with DWI. Underage drivers cannot have any blood alcohol content due to their underage status. For first time offenders, the blood alcohol content level is significant in determining the potential consequences. The higher the blood alcohol content the more severe the penalties.
In order to better protect yourself from the life-changing consequences of a DWI conviction, contact us for a consultation. We can help assess your situation and will guide you through the process.