Howell NJ Second Offense DWI Lawyer

If you are facing your second DWI offense in New Jersey, then you already have some idea of what lies ahead during the next few months. Needless to say, you are also undoubtedly going through intense stress, anxiety and fear about the penalties you are facing and dread that you have to go through the process again. Now is the time to be proactive. Gain all of the information possible, consider checking into (and documenting) a local AA program, and find a local attorney to team up with who understands your needs, keeps you informed, and will aggressively fight your case.

Woodbridge NJ DWI Lawyer

McGuckin Law works with clients charged with first, second and subsequent Driving While Intoxicated offenses throughout the Jersey Shore including Beachwood, New Brunswick, Ocean Township, Toms River, Freehold, Holmdel, Marlboro, Seaside, Point Pleasant and Sayreville. For a free consultation during which we will review your case and talk about the challenges you are facing and aggressive, proactive, strategic defense of your rights and your case, call us today at 732.924.4200.

NJ Second Offense Driving While Intoxicated Penalties

Because you already faced a first DWI, you are probably aware that first offenses have a two-tier sentencing system based upon the reading. There is only one tier with regard to second and subsequent offenses. If your BAC is above .08% at the time of the breath test, and you do not qualify for the Ten-Year Step-Down Rule, then you are facing:

  • fees between $500 and $1000,
  • a two-year license suspension up to
  • 48 hours – 90 days of jail time
  • 30 days of community service
  • 48 hours Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device

NJ Second offense DWI offenses may be accompanied by complex companion charges and more severe penalties. These can include DWI in a School Zone, Refusal, Drug DUI and Underage DWI. In addition to our pages on those offenses, our Jersey Shore DWI Resource Center provides more information on Driving While Intoxicated law and penalties.