As a former Municipal Prosecutor and Municipal Public Defender, Mr. Hubert is experienced in representing persons who have been charged with driving while intoxicated. One of the most severe charges one can face in a New Jersey Municipal Court is a DWI charge. A conviction for DWI can result in jail, substantial fines, and a loss of license. With a charge of DWI, it is recommended that you seek representation in order that your rights are protected.

The penalties for DWI are severe. They are currently are as follows:

First Offense

  • $250 to $400.00 fine

  • $30.00 Court costs

  • $50.00 VCCB Penalty

  • $75.00 SN Penalty

  • $100.00 Surcharge

  • 12 to 48 Hours IDRC

  • 6 months to 1 year loss of license

  • Up to 30 days County Jail

Second Offense

  • $500.00 to $1000.00 fine

  • $30.00 Court costs

  • $50.00 VCCB Penalty

  • $75.00 SN Penalty

  • $100.00 Surcharge

  • 48 Hours IDRC

  • 30 days Community Service

  • 2 years loss of license

  • Up to 90 days County Jail

Third of Subsequent Offense

  • $1000.00 fine

  • $30.00 Court costs

  • $50.00 VCCB Penalty

  • $75.00 SN Penalty

  • $100.00 Surcharge

  • 180 days County Jail

  • 12 hours of IDRC

  • 10 years loss of license

In addition, if the offense occurs in a school zone, the penalties are doubled. The Division of Motor Vehicles also imposes surcharges.

It is strongly recommended that you seek the services of an attorney or at least consult with an attorney if you are charged with DWI.


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