What is the difference between a DWI and refusal conviction?

NJ DWI FAQ  |  See also:  NJ Criminal Defense FAQ

Q) What is the difference between a DWI and refusal conviction?

A) The major difference between a DWI and Refusal conviction in New Jersey is there is a possibility of jail time for a DWI.   There is no possible jail time for a Refusal conviction.    A refusal is not considered a DWI for subsequent offense purposes which could have a large impact if you are later convicted of DWI.  Also, a Refusal conviction results in the mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock Device whereas in a DUI it is up to the court’s discretion.

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