NJ DWI Laws and Penalties
Find detailed information on various DWI laws below:
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a very serious matter in New Jersey. Though not a criminal offense, a DWI conviction carries stiff penalties including:
Additional penalties for DWI conviction
A DWI conviction can also bring other repercussions that are often overlooked. For instance, a DWI conviction can result in:
- Higher auto insurance rates
- Inability to rent a car
- Travel restrictions to certain countries (including Canada)
- Professional penalties (pilots, teachers, doctors)
- Possible job loss
A DWI conviction will also show up on any background check for the rest of your life.
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