There are few charges more damaging to a career and a life than DWIs. Unfortunately, a DWI conviction carries with it high fines, potential jail time, surcharges, and loss of license. The duration of a license suspension will depend on whether it’s a first offense, as well as the blood alcohol content at the time of arrest. For a blood alcohol content between .08% and .10%, you will face a standard first-offense DWI charge. However, if your BAC is higher than .10%, you can expect to face even harsher charges. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys to learn more about first-offense high BAC DWIs in New Jersey.
What are the penalties for DWI with a BAC of .10%-.15% in NJ?
If you are arrested for a DWI and you had a blood alcohol content between .10% and .15%, you can face a potential 30-day jail sentence, a $500 fine, and at least six hours a day for two consecutive days in an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center. You will also face a surcharge to the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles of $1,000 a year for 3 years. You will also lose your license until you install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. You must then have the interlock device on your vehicle for 7-12 months.
What are the penalties for DUI with a BAC of .15% or higher?
Unfortunately, if you were arrested with a blood alcohol content of .15% or higher, you will face even harsher penalties. To start, you will have your driver’s license suspended for 4-6 months. After your suspension period ends and before you can get your license back, you will have to install and use an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. The interlock device must remain on your vehicle for a period of 9 to 15 months.
The bottom line is that if you’ve been charged with a DWI in New Jersey, you must hire competent legal representation. Our New Jersey criminal defense attorneys are here to help.
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