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DUI Consequences in Warren and Sussex Counties

Understanding what a drunk driving charge could mean for you

A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction means more than fines or even jail time. Other DUI consequences, including probation, license suspension, mandatory education and treatment, and ignition interlock requirements can seriously interfere with your life even if you manage to avoid jail time. Unfortunately, many people in Morris, Passaic, Warren and Sussex Counties  facing DUI charges do not know their rights and do not fully appreciate the consequences they are facing. That is why it is always to your benefit to have help from an experienced DUI defense attorney. Our lawyers at Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Wojcik, Gacquin, Vandenberg & Hontz, L.L.C. are committed to providing not only representation, but advice, confidence and support to people facing DUI charges. Our reputation, built over 50 years as part of the Newton community, allows us to effectively work with prosecutors and law enforcement to obtain favorable results for our clients.

Potential consequences for a DUI conviction

Your DUI consequences depend largely on your blood alcohol content and your prior DUI convictions within the last 10 years:

  • First offense (under .10 BAC)
    • Up to 30 days in jail
    • Three-month license suspension
    • Up to 48 hours at the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
    • Up to $3,905 in total fines, surcharges and assessments
    • Possible ignition interlock for six months to a year
  • First offense (.10 or over)
    • Up to 30 days in jail
    • Seven-month to one-year license suspension
    • Up to 48 hours at IDRC
    • Up to $4,005 in total fines, surcharges and assessments
    • Six-month to one-year ignition interlock after restoration (.15 or over)
  • Second offense
    • 48 hours to 90 days in jail
    • Two-year license suspension
    • 30 days of community service
    • Up to 48 hours in IDRC
    • Up to $6,000 in total fines, surcharges and assessments
    • Ignition interlock for one to three years after restoration
  • Third offense
    • 180 days in jail
    • Ten-year license suspension
    • Up to 90 days of community service
    • Up to 48 hours in IDRC
    • Up to $4,555 in total fines and assessments
    • Ignition interlock for one to three years after restoration

In addition to and independent of these DUI consequences, refusing to submit to chemical testing carries a fine of up to $500 and a seven-month license suspension.

Contact a Sussex County firm that will give you the support and counsel you need

Regardless of the circumstances, you can always benefit from consulting with an experienced defense attorney if you have been charged with DUI in Warren, Morris, Passaic or Sussex County. Our lawyers at Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Hinkes, Wojcik, Gacquin, Vandenberg & Hontz, L.L.C. can work with prosecutors on your behalf to minimize your DUI consequences and help you move on with your life. Call us today at 862-273-3465 or contact us online to set up a consultation. Our office is located right on the square in Newton.

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