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NJ DWI Laws and Penalties

Driving while Intoxicated (DWI) is a very serious offense in The State of New Jersey.  While technically it is not treated as a criminal offense, DWI still carries very serious penalties which can affect your future.  Under NJ DWI Laws, a DWI conviction can result in:

In addition to these legal penalties,  there are many costly penalties associated with a DWI conviction that are often times overlooked such as:

  • Increased auto insurance rates
  • Inability to rent a car
  • Travel restrictions to certain countries (including Canada)
  • Penalties from professional boards (pilots, teachers, doctors)
  • Possible loss of your job (truck drivers especially)
  • DWI conviction showing on background checks for the rest of your life!

This is why it is important for anyone facing NJ DWI charges to consider the penalties and treat this matter with urgency and seriousness.  Just because you may have a perfect driving record and never had an incident with the law, doesn’t mean you will get off with a slap on the wrist. Detailed information on various DWI offenses can be found using the links below: