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NJ DWI Laws and Penalties

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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