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DUI Second Offense in New Jersey

DWI/DUI is a serious traffic offense in New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a second DWI, you face severe penalties and other life impacts thereafter, including:

  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation
  • Fines, fees and surcharges up to $4,605
  • Jail time of 48 hours up to 90 days and probation
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle
  • Community service for 30 days
  • Alcohol education classes
  • Increased auto insurance premiums or loss of insurance
  • Job loss

Consult with an experienced lawyer immediately if you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI. It is not worth facing the extreme penalties involved without professional legal representation.

I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced Atlantic City DWI attorney. I can fight for your rights and work aggressively to minimize or avoid the consequences you face. As a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, I have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a DWI case. Contact me today at 609-390-4600.

Penalties of DUI Second Offense in New Jersey

If you are arrested for your second DUI/DWI offense within 10 years of your first offense, you will be facing substantial penalties, including:

  • Fines, fees and surcharges up to $4,605 not including court fees and IID installation:
    • Fine of $500 to $1,000
    • $230 Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) fee
    • $100 to drunk driving fund
    • $100 Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund (AERF) fee
    • $1,000/year (for three years) surcharge
    • $75 to Neighborhood Service Fund
  • Detainment of 12 to 48 hours during two consecutive days
  • Imprisonment from 48 hours up to 90 days
  • Community service for 30 days
  • Driver’s license suspension for two years
    • If under 17 years old, license suspension until 17th birthday and two years thereafter
  • IID installation on all owned, leased or regularly operated vehicles during license suspension and for one to three years after license restoration
    • License and plates may be revoked for two years

*Penalties increase dramatically in school zones.

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