Q. What are the consequences of DWI conviction?A. The answer depends on the level of offender you are.
License Suspension and Jail:
- First Offender: 3 or 7 through 12 months, depending on the alleged blood alcohol concentration reading + possible jail time - Second Offender: 2 years + possible jail time - Third Offender: 10 years + mandatory 180 day jail
You can estimate that you would have to pay at least additional $7,000 in total when you are convicted for DWI first time depending on how much you are currently paying for your car insurance.
You can read more in "Costs of DWI Conviction in New Jersey".
Q. What are the consequences of being convicted for not having automobile liability insurance?A. The answer depends on the level of offender you are.
- First Offender: One year license suspension + community service + a fine of up to $1,000.
- Second Offender: Mandatory 14 day jail term + two year minimum and possible indefinite license suspension + 30 days of community service + a fine of up to $5,000.
You should note that whenever you are convicted of a second offense for not having automobile liability insurance, it is not automatic to get your driving privilege back. You need to file a special application to obtain your driving privilege. This is a very severe charge. You will need an attorney who can fully defend your case. Contact this office immediately for consultation