Defending NJ 39:4-50.15. Driving under the influence with a minor passenger.
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NJ Statute:39:4-50.15. Additional penalty for driving under the influence with a minor as a passenger.
a. As used in this act:
“Minor” means a person who is 17 years of age or younger.
“Parent or guardian” means any natural parent, adoptive parent, resource family parent, stepparent, or any person temporarily responsible for the care, custody or control of a minor or upon whom there is a legal duty for such care, custody or control.
b.A parent or guardian who is convicted of a violation of R.S.39:4-50 and who, at the time of the violation, has a minor as a passenger in the motor vehicle is guilty of a disorderly persons offense.
c.In addition to the penalties otherwise prescribed by law, a person who is convicted under subsection b. of this section shall forfeit the right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State for a period of not more than six months and shall be ordered to perform community service for a period of not more than five days.
L.1999, c.410; amended 2004, c.130, s.112.
AKA: NJ Criminal Charge 39:4-50.15, Violation 39:4-50.15, Offense 39:4-50.15
Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.