The state of New Jersey is notoriously harsh on drivers convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI), imposing stiff consequences on even for first-time convictions. These charges cannot be taken lightly, as they can expose a person to the possibility of jail time, stiff fines, and driver’s license suspension. If you are facing charges for a first offense DUI or DWI, I, Attorney Ryan E. Gilbert, am ready to defend your rights to the full extent of the law.
In my 19 years as an East Brunswick DUI attorney, I have successfully defended thousands of accused clients against their criminal charges and I am equipped to defend you in your legal struggle. My dedication to my clients is evidenced by my vast collection of top-notch client testimonials, and I am equipped with the skills you need to maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome.
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How Likely is Jail Time For a First DUI in New Jersey?
For a first DUI or DWI conviction, all offenders will face up to 30 days in jail, expensive hikes in insurance hikes, and up to 48 hours in an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center. Additional penalties will vary depending on the level of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) registered at the time of the arrest.
If an individual's BAC is found to be 0.08% or higher, they may face the following penalties:
- A fine of up to $400
- Suspension of their driver's license for three months
- Completion of an alcohol education and highway safety program
If an individual's BAC is found to be 0.10% or higher, they may face the following additional penalties:
- A fine of up to $500
- Suspension of their driver's license for a period of seven to 12 months
- Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicle
If an individual's BAC is found to be 0.15% or higher, they may face the following additional penalties:
- A fine of up to $1,000
- Suspension of their driver's license for a period of one to two years
- Up to 30 days in jail
It is important to note that these are the maximum penalties for a first DUI or DWI offense in New Jersey. The specific penalties an individual may face will depend on the circumstances of their case and the judge's discretion.
If a DUI or DWI caused a severe accident or injury to another person, the individual might face criminal charges and the possibility of jail time. In these cases, it is essential to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to understand your legal options and the potential consequences you may face.
Do not hesitate to seek legal guidance if you have been charged with a DUI or DWI in New Jersey. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand your rights and options and will work to protect your interests and defend your case.
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A DUI or DWI conviction can tarnish a person’s reputation and hinder someone’s ability to find employment. If you have been charged with a first DUI or DWI offense in New Jersey, it is important to understand the potential consequences you may face and to seek legal guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney. While a first DUI or DWI offense is generally considered a traffic offense rather than a criminal offense, the specific penalties an individual may face can vary depending on the circumstances. Our experienced DUI attorney can help you understand your rights and options and will work to protect your interests and defend your case!
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