If you’ve received a ticket for driving while under the influence (“DWI”) of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs in New Jersey I can defend your rights in court. Repeat offenses can lead to suspension of your driving privileges and other serious penalties.

The law has changed in 2023. Ignition interlock devices are not encouraged by the State of New Jersey. Here is the amended statute. The Administrative Office of the Courts made some changes to the way these cases are handled in the municipal courts in February 2024.

The law concerning refusal to take a breathalyzer test has also changed.

Here are the New Jersey Attorney General’s guidelines for the prosecution of cases under the DWI laws. This link is to the official web site. Keep in mind these have not been updated since 2005.

Here is the standard refusal statement in use since 2012. This is also from the official web site.

Link to penalties for DWI from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission web site.

Links for penalties for REFUSAL to take breath test from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission web site.   Unfortunately these penalties run consecutively and not concurrently.

Information about the Ignition Interlock Device from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission web site.

Approved list of ignition interlock device manufacturers from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission web site. 

Regional Service Centers for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission are located here.

Please call or email our office to discuss your options and to arrange an initial consultation. Know your legal rights!