If a New Jersey DWI, New Jersey DUI or New Jersey refusal violation occurs in a school zone, the penalties and fines will double according to N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(g). In fact, you could be charged and convicted of a school zone violation even if it is 2:00 am in the middle of the summer. In order to be charged with and convicted of a New Jersey school zone violation, it does not matter that school was not in session.
A person who is under the legal drinking age of 21 can be convicted of an “underage DWI” in New Jersey if he or she is caught operating a motor vehicle with a BAC between 0.01% and 0.08%. If the individual blows a BAC of 0.08% or above, he or she will be charged with a first offense DWI or DUI and will be subject to all the fines and penalties normally associated with a New Jersey DWI. However, if the underage individual is below a 0.08%, he or she will be charged with underage DWI. While this is a serious violation, it is not considered a DWI for future sentencing purposes. The penalties for a New Jersey underage DWI conviction are the following:
If you have been charged with a DWI, DUI or refusal in New Jersey, call the experienced New Jersey DWI attorneys of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. at 732-965-3350 for a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Ocean County and Monmouth County New Jersey.