New Jersey DUI Lawyer

New Jersey DUI Lawyers

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Hackensack DUI Lawyer

Hackensack NJ DWI Lawyer SUTNICK & SUTNICK, LLC

Warren S. Sutnick

Ph: 201-212-4532
Court Plaza South, West Wing,
21 Main Street, suite 171
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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SUCCASUNNA DUI Lawyer

SUCCASUNNA NJ DWI Lawyer Marshall Gates Law Office

Marshall Gates Law Office

Ph: 973-584-2255
164 ROUTE 10 WEST,
SUCCASUNNA, NJ 07876

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Somerville DUI Lawyer

Somerville NJ DWI Lawyer Richard R. Uslan

Richard R. Uslan

Ph: 908-725-1200
54 Grove Street,
Somerville, NJ 08876

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The only scientific way to determine whether a driver is under the influence is through blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Your BAC can be tested with a simple Breathalyzer test.

In New Jersey, a person with a BAC of 0.08% or greater who operates a motor vehicle or a boat is considered to be driving under the influence (DUI).

Being convicted of a DUI is a serious offense, carrying heavy penalties including:
  • Fines, fees and surcharges
  • License suspension
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Jail time
  • Community service

Mandatory fines and penalties


Alcohol or drug related DUI with BAC of 0.10% or greater
License loss
Fines, fees & surcharges
Prison term
Community service, IDRC & Interlock
7 months–
1 year
$300–$500 fine
$230 IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
Up to 30 days
12–48 hours IDRC*
BAC 0.15% or greater: ignition interlock device during license suspension and 6 months - 1 year following restoration


Alcohol or drug related DUI with BAC greater than 0.08% but less than 0.10%
License loss
Fines, fees & surcharges
Prison term
Community service, IDRC & Interlock
3 months
$250–$400 fine
$230 IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
Up to 30 days
12–48 hours IDRC*


Repeated DUI convictions
Offense
License loss
Fines, fees & surcharges
Prison term
Community service, IDRC & Interlock
2nd offense within 10 years
2 years
$500–$1,000 fine
$280 IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
48 hours–
90 days
30 days CS
12–48 hours IDRC*
Ignition interlock device during license suspension and 1-3 years following restoration
3rd offense within 10 years of 2nd offense
10 years
$1,000 fine
$280 IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,500/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
180 days
Up to 90 days CS (can reduce period of imprisonment)
12–48 hours IDRC*
Ignition interlock device during license suspension and 1-3 years following restoration


Related Offenses

Driving or riding with an open container
Offense Fines   Community service
  1st   $200   –
  2nd   $250   10 days


Driving with a DUI suspension
License loss Fines or surcharges Prison term
Additional
 1–2 years
$500 fine
$250/year (for 3 years) surcharge
  10–90 days


Driving while possessing drugs
License loss Fines or surcharges
  2 years   Minimum $50 fine


Driving while possessing drugs
License loss Fines or surcharges
  2 years   Minimum $50 fine

Notes:
  • *IDRC - Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • *AERF - Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund
  • Underage drinking may cause a six-month delay in getting a license
  • Alcohol and drug-related offenses require completion of an alcohol screening and evaluation program

Failure to pay DUI surcharges will result in
  • Indefinite suspension of driving privileges
  • Action filed in State Superior Court by MVC. This may include securing a lien against your property, garnishing your wages or other similar action

In New Jersey if you get arrested for a DUI, you must take a Breathalyzer test. When you get your license in New Jersey, you give consent for this test, known as "implied consent." If you refuse to take a Breathalyzer test, you will be detained and brought to a hospital where hospital staff may draw blood.

If you refuse a Breathalyzer test, you will face the same loss of driving privileges as a DUI offense.


Mandatory fines and penalties

Offense License loss
Fines, fees & surcharges Program Requirement
1st
7 months – 1 year
1-2 years; school zone
$300-$500 fine
$600-$1,000 fine; school zone
$230/day IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
12 hours minimum IDRC*
2st
2 years
4 years; school zone
$500-$1,000 fine
$1,000-$2,000 fine; school zone
$230/day IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
12 hours minimum IDRC*
3st and subsequent
10 years
20 years; school zone
$1,000 fine
$2000 fine; school zone
$230/day IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
12 hours minimum IDRC*
    $1,500/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
 

Notes:
* IDRC - Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
* AERF - Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund
* Alcohol and drug-related offenses require completion of an alcohol screening and   evaluation program

Underage DUI

If you are under 21 years old and are convicted for driving or boating with a BAC of .01% or higher, the following penalties apply:

  • 30–90 day license suspension
  • Possible combination of the minimum sentences above and select DUI Mandatory Fines and Penalties, depending on the situation
  • 15–30 days mandatory community service
  • Participation in alcohol education and highway safety programs at an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • If you are unlicensed and under 17 years of age at the time of the incident, you are subject to a 30–90 day delay in processing your driver license

If your license was suspended for a DUI offense, the court may require you to get an ignition interlock device to prevent a vehicle from starting if your BAC exceeds 0.05%.

Igntion interlock device requirements
  • First DUI offense: Installation of interlock device for six months to one year upon restoration (judge's discretion); BAC 0.15% or greater requires mandatory installation of ignition interlock device during license suspension and for 6 months to 1 year following restoration
  • Second DUI offense: Mandatory installation of interlock device during license suspension and for 1 to 3 years following restoration
  • Third DUI offense: Mandatory installation of interlock device during license suspension and for 1 to 3 years following restoration
If the court sentences you to get an interlock device, you will receive a notice of suspension from MVC with instructions on how to obtain the device. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to have an ignition interlock installed when ordered by a judge could result in an additional one year driving privilege suspension.

Approved list of ignition interlock manufacturers
Ignition interlock manufacturers have installation locations throughout New Jersey. When selecting an ignition interlock provider, consider the installation and monitoring fees and installation center site convenience.
Company Contact/Website

1A Smart Start, Inc.
4950 Plaza Drive
Irving,TX 75063

(800) 880-3394
www.smartstartinc.com

Alcohol Detection Systems
1718 Belmont Avenue Suite E
Baltimore, MD 21244

1-888-STOP-DUI (888-786-7384)
www.statewideinterlock.com

Best Labs
7301 West Blvd Suite A1
Boardman, OH 44512
(800) 219-9936
www.sensolockamerica.com
Consumer Safety Technology
10520 Hickman Road Ste F
Des Moines ,IA 50325
(877) 777-5020
www.intoxalock.com
Draeger Safety Diagnostics
4040 W Royal Lane Suite 136
Irving, TX 75063
(856) 753- 9700
(800) 970-1002
www.interlockdevice.com
Guardian Interlock Systems
228 Church St.
Marietta, GA 30060
(800) 499-0994
www.guardianinterlock.com
Interceptor Ignition Interlock Inc.
45 Ramsey Road Unit #23
Shirley, NY 11967
(800) 215-1007
www.interceptorusa.com
LifeSafer
1908 Hudson Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45212
(800) 475-7151
www.LifeSafer.com


Any person convicted of an alcohol related traffic offense must participate in a program at an Intoxicated Driving Resource Center (IDRC):
  • New Jersey has an IDRC in each county for first and third-time offenders and three regional centers for second-time offenders
  • During the program, offenders attend mandatory Alcohol and Highway Safety Education courses
  • IDRC also evaluates each offender for an alcohol or drug problem and determines the need for treatment
  • If treatment is needed, the center refers the offender to an appropriate provider for a 16-week minimum treatment
  • Offender may supplement the treatment with attendance at a self-help group
  • IDRC monitors compliance and reports noncompliance to the courts and MVC
Satisfactory participation in IDRC is a step toward restoring your license. Failure to comply will result in further license suspension and possible jail time.

IDRC fees and other related charges may apply:
Charge Paid To
$100 attendance fee MVC
$230 first offender fee IDRC
$280 second offender fee IDRC
$100 license restoration fee MVC


The NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Addiction Services, Intoxicated Driving Program coordinates the operation of the following centers:
County Phone number
Atlantic (609) 645-5945
Bergen (201) 336-3310
Burlington (609) 265-5857
Camden (856) 225-5109
Cape May (609) 465-9001
Cumberland & Salem (856) 794-1011
Essex (973) 395-8425
Gloucester (856) 232-4840
Hudson (201) 533-2437
Hunterdon (908) 788-1900
Mercer (609) 394-8988
Middlesex (732) 745-4500
Monmouth (732) 308-3713
Morris (973) 538-5327
Ocean (732) 341-9700
Passaic (973) 777-2048
Salem & Cumberland (856) 794-1011
Somerset (908) 704-6304
Sussex (973) 426-1420
Union (908) 527-4791
Warren (973) 538-5327
   
48–Hour IDRC  
North Region Passaic County
Central Region Monmouth County (732) 264-8210
South Region Atlantic County

 


Information on this page is from New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

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