Charged with a DUI this Thanksgiving Eve? What to Know

The night before Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Thanksgiving Eve, is a night celebrated by many by having drinks at their hometown bar and reconnecting with old friends. However, this holiday also marks the unfortunate reality of an increase in drunk driving incidents. If you have received a DUI this Thanksgiving Eve, it is important that you retain the services of a dedicated New Jersey criminal defense attorney who has experience handling charges such as yours. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, give our firm a call today.

What are the consequences of a first-offense DUI in New Jersey?

First-offense DUIs are not taken lightly in New Jersey. You may face the following consequences if you have been charged with a DUI for the first time:

  • Up to 48 hours at the New Jersey IDRC
  • Face up to 30 days of incarceration
  • Potential loss of your license for up to 30 days
  • Install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for 3 to 6 months
  • You will most likely have to pay a $500 fine

What are the consequences of a second-offense DUI in New Jersey?

You may face the following consequences if you have received a second-offense DUI in New Jersey:

  • 90 days of incarceration
  • Installation and use of an ignition interlock device for up to two years
  • Up to 48 hours in the New Jersey IDRC
  • A 2-year license suspension
  • A $1,000 fine
  • A $100 fine to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • A $75 fine to the Neighborhood Services Fund

What are the consequences of a third-offense DUI in New Jersey?

Third-offense DUI consequences may include jail sentences for individuals who do not retain the services of an experienced criminal attorney. The following are the potential consequences you may face if you have received a third-offense DUI in New Jersey:

  • A $1,000 fine
  • Up to 90 days of incarceration
  • A 2-year license suspension
  • Up to 48 hours in the IDRC
  • Installation and use of an ignition interlock device
  • $100 fine to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • $75 fine to the Neighborhood Services Fund

It is important that you reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are facing any of the above charges and consequences. To learn more about how a criminal attorney with experience handling DUI cases can assist you, do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled firm. Our legal team is prepared to explore all avenues of defense on your behalf.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

When someone is charged with a crime, they have a lot to consider. However, we understand that everyone makes mistakes, which is why we are here to help. No matter your circumstances, if you are facing criminal charges,Β contact the Law Offices of Michael A. PolicastroΒ today for the experienced legal counsel you deserve and need.