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Consequences of DUI/DWI Convictions

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The consequences of DUI/DWI convictions do not just include fines and potential jail time. A conviction can also wreak havoc on aspects of your life now and in the future, such as through increased insurance premiums, criminal record in background checks for employment, impact on eligibility for financial aid, and even your immigration status. Gavel, key and alcohol

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How Sentences Are Reached

Criminal sanctions and license suspension are often the first consequences that follow 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.

In New York, the consequences include:

  • First offense
    • Fine of $500 to $1,000
    • Up to one year incarceration
    • Minimum six-month license suspension
    • Ignition interlock device
  • 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
  • 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

In New Jersey, the consequences are:

  • First offense
    • Fine of $250 to $400
    • Up to 30 days incarceration
    • 6-month to 1-year license suspension
    • 12-48 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
  • Second offense
    • Fine of $500 to $1,000
    • 48 to 90 days in jail
    • 2-year license suspension
    • 30 days community service
    • 12-48 hours at the IDRC
  • Third offense
    • 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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