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What Are The Potential Consequences For DUI/DWI Convictions?

The consequences of DUI/DWI convictions do not just include fines and potential jail time. It can wreak havoc on many aspects of your life now and in the future. This includes increased insurance premiums, criminal record in background checks for employment, impact on eligibility for financial aid and even your immigration status.

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Criminal sanctions and license suspension are often the first consequences that come to mind after an arrest. Below is a breakdown of the general sentencing guidelines for drunk driving offenses in New York and New Jersey. Keep in mind that a court could use many factors to enhance penalties, including your blood alcohol content and whether someone was injured.

New York New Jersey
First offense
  • Fine of $500 to $1,000
  • Up to one year incarceration
  • Minimum six-month license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Fine of $250 to $400
  • Up to 30 days incarceration
  • Six-month to one-year license suspension
  • 12-48 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
Second offense
  • Fine of $1,000 to $5,000
  • Mandatory five days in jail or 30 days community service or up to four years in prison
  • One-year license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Fine of $500 to $1,000
  • 48 to 90 days in jail
  • Two-year license suspension
  • 30 days community service
  • 12-48 hours at the IDRC
Third offense
  • Fine of $2,000 to $10,000
  • Mandatory 10 days in jail or 60 days community service or up to seven years in prison
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Alcohol evaluation
  • Fine of $1,000
  • 180 days in jail
  • 10-year license suspension
  • 90 days community service
  • 12-48 hours at the IDRC

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If you have been charged with drunk driving, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Martin A. Kron, can help you defend against the charges, and avoid or reduce the penalties wherever possible. We can only help if you contact us and the sooner the better. Call us at 212-691-0175 or send our lawyers an email to schedule your free initial consultation.