Under the New Jersey Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Statute, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, there is a mandatory license suspension for a driving while intoxicated offense. The nature of the license suspension depends on the blood alcohol content (BAC) of the driver and the driver’s prior history of DWI charges. If this is a first offense and the blood alcohol readings from the breathalyzer machine read between .08% (the legal limit in New Jersey) and .10%, then the offender will be facing a three month license suspension. If this is a first offense and the BAC is greater than .10%, then the driver will be facing between seven months and one year license suspension. If this is a second offense, the driver will be facing one year suspension of his New Jersey Driver’s license. If this is a third offense, the driver is looking at a ten year suspension of your driving license. Therefore, it is imperative that you contact an experienced DWI attorney to explore your prior offenses and attempt to avoid classification as a second or third DWI offender in New Jersey.
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