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New Jersey DUI DWI Fines and Penalties

Mandatory Minimums for Convictions of Driving Under the Influence in New Jersey  

First Offense – BAC 0.08% but less than 0.10%

  • 3 months driving privilege suspension
  • $250-$400 fine
  • $230 IDRC* fee
  • $100 to drunk driving fund
  • $100 to AERF*
  • $1,000/year (for 3 years) MVC surcharge
  • $75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
  • 12-48 hours at intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC)
  • Maximum 30 days imprisonment  

First Offense – BAC 0.10% or higher

  • 7-12 months driving privilege suspension
  • $300-$500 fine
  • $230 IDRC* fee
  • $100 to drunk driving fund
  • $100 to AERF*
  • $1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
  • $75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
  • 12-48 hours at intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC)
  • Maximum 30 days imprisonment
  • BAC 0.15% or greater: ignition interlock device for 6- 12 months following restoration.  

Second Offense

  • 2 year driving privilege suspension
  • $500-$1000 fine
  • $280 IDRC* fee
  • $100 to drunk driving fund
  • $100 to AERF*
  • $1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
  • $75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
  • 12-48 hours at intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC)
  • 48 hours to 90 days imprisonment
  • 30 days community service.
  • Ignition interlock device for 1 to 3 years following restoration  

Third Offense  

  • 10 year driving privilege suspension
  • $1000 fine
  • $280 IDRC* fee
  • $100 to drunk driving fund
  • $100 to AERF*
  • $1,500/year (for 3 years) surcharge
  • $75 to Neighborhood Services Fund
  • 12-48 hours at intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC)
  • 180 days imprisonment
  • 90 days community service.
  • Ignition interlock device for 1 to 3 years following restoration  

Notes:

  • A second offense more than 10 years after the first offense will be sentenced as a first offense
  • A third offense more than 10 years after the second offense will be sentenced as a second offense
  • *IDRC – Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • *AERF – Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund

    Last Updated 1/14/2012

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