Drunk Driving - DUI in the USA Drunk Driving - DUI in the USA BAC Calculator | DUI Forums Drink Driving in the UK Drink Driving in the UK
Cheap SR22 Insurance Quotes ENTER ZIP:
FREE LAWYER CONSULTATIONSR22 INSURANCE | DUI LAWYERS | DUI LAWS

Dont Drink and Drive!!

Breathalyzers for Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey DWI DUI Laws

New Jersey DWI DUI Lawyers - Drunk Driving Attorneys

New Jersey
New Jersey

New Jersey DUI Forum | SR22 Insurance Requirements

The maximum prescribed legal BAC limit in New Jersey is 0.08% per se
(effective from Jan 20th 2004)

Cheap SR22 Auto Insurance Quotes for High Risk Drivers in New Jersey

New Jersey DUI Laws & BAC Limits | New Jersey DUI Penalties

New Jersey DUI SR22 Insurance

New Jersey Drunk Driving Statistics

Useful New Jersey DUI Links | Latest New Jersey DUI News


DUI - Drunk Driving Laws in other States


New Jersey Drunk Driving Laws

New Jersey DWI cases are unique, since there is no pre-trial administrative driver's license suspension, as there is in many other states. The only driver's license consequences are the ones imposed by the court.

New Jersey is a member of the Interstate Drivers License Compact
An agreement between participating states to share information regarding certain types of convictions including DUI - DWI and related Drunk Driving offenses. If a resident of one state gets convicted of a drunk driving offense in another state, the driver's home state will be notified. The type of action that the driver's home state will take will vary from state to state.

New Jersey DWI DUI Laws and BAC limits

ALL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
In the State of New Jersey it is crime for ANY driver to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.08% and above.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
It is a crime for commercial vehicle operators to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.04% or above.

MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.01% - ZERO TOLERANCE
It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.01% or above.

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in New Jersey and implied consent laws are enforced.

!! CAUTION - Driving Ability Impaired !!

You can be prosecuted in New Jersey without driving while you are over the legal prescribed bac limit.

Under New Jersey law, it is unlawful to drive with a BAC limit above the per se laws OR to drive while impaired under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Under this law the prosecution must show that the driver was IMPAIRED by alcohol and/or drugs. The level of impairment is usually based on observations and evidence of driving ability (or rather inability), physical appearance, field sobriety tests and any other relevant evidence which can help prove a persons driving ability was indeed impaired. Different amounts of alcohol can affect people in different ways, what may impair one persons driving ability and make them feel drunk, might not necessarily impair another persons driving ability.

Observations from a law enforcement officer that may lead to being stopped and arrested include:

  • Making a turn too widely or narrowly
  • Using two lanes, straddling the center line
  • Almost hitting someone or something
  • Weaving or drifting from one side of the road to another
  • Driving too slowly and being overly cautious
  • Driving too close to vehicle in front
  • Driving ON the center lines
  • Erratic braking
  • Swerving to correct course of vehicle

You can be charged with an offence regardless of your BAC level, as long as impairment can be proved to the legal extent necessary.

A skilled drunk driving attorney can help you defend any charges against you

New Jersey BAC Calculator

BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT CALCULATOR
Calculate your BAC using our calculator, know your legal drunk driving limits and stay safe!!
BAC - Blood Alcohol Content Calculator

Top of page

 

Penalties for DWI DUI - Drunk Driving in New Jersey

New Jersey is a state with a ten-year ‘washout period’ also known as a 'look back period'.

NOTE: Out of State Convictions
Any convictions of a violation of a law in another state or jurisdiction that is substantially similar to New Jersey drunk driving laws will constitute a prior conviction under New Jersey state law.


First NJ DWI - Drunk Driving Conviction

The penalty for a first NJ DWI - drunk driving conviction in New Jersey:

  • Fine: $250 to $400 fine
    ($300 to $500 if BAC 0.10 or more)
  • Jail: up to 30 days in jail
  • License Suspension: 3 months drivers license suspension
    (between 7 months and 1 year if BAC 0.10 or more)
  • Ignition Interlock: ignition interlock restriction for a period of 6 months to 1 year upon license re-instatement
  • attend intoxicated driver resource center
  • New Jersey SR22 insurance requirement

Second NJ DWI - Drunk Driving Conviction

The penalty for a second NJ DWI - drunk driving conviction in New Jersey:

  • Fine: $500 to $1,000 fine
  • Jail: 48 hours to 90 days in jail
  • License Suspension: 2 years drivers license suspension
  • Ignition Interlock: ignition interlock restriction for a period of 1 to 3 years upon license re-instatement
  • 30 days community service
  • attend intoxicated driver resource center
  • New Jersey SR22 insurance requirement

Third (and subsequent) NJ DWI - Drunk Driving Conviction

The penalty for a third NJ DWI - drunk driving conviction in New Jersey:


ALL DWI CONVICTIONS ALSO CARRY THE FOLLOWING SURCHARGE'S & FEE's

  • $100 Surcharge - drunk driving enforcement fund
  • $100 Motor Vehicle Restoration fee
  • $100 Intoxicated Driver Program fee
  • $50 Violent Crimes Compensation fee
  • $75 Safe & Secure community program fee

Top of page

 

 

Implied consent LAWS

Implied Consent Chemical Testing

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in New Jersey and implied consent laws are enforced.

Penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in New Jersey

In New Jersey, if the accused refuses to take a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine, their drivers license will be suspended/revoked.

First chemical test refusal

Second chemical test refusal

Third (and subsequent) chemical test refusal

Top of page

 

 

New Jersey SR22 insurance (High Risk auto Insurance)

Compare New Jersey SR22 Auto Insurance Rates and Save $$$'s
New Jersey SR22 Insurance



New Jersey SR22 Insurance Quote Line - Toll Free


list of auto insurance companies we search to find you the best rate

New Jersey SR-22 auto insurance is usually required for a period of 3 years after a DUI - drunk driving - alcohol related driving conviction and can be very expensive if you go with the wrong provider.  Some insurance companies will not even do an SR22 insurance filing. Get a FREE SR22 DUI auto insurance quote and compare rates to find the best deal, simply enter your ZIP code above and you can be comparing prices for New Jersey auto insurance in a matter of minutes.

Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in the state of New Jersey

The minimum mandatory liability insurance coverage required in the state of New Jersey for private passenger vehicles is:

Basic

  • $10,000 for two or more people in one accident
  • $5,000 for property damage liability (PDL) coverage
  • $15,000 bodily inury liability (BIL) per person

A basic policy is generally geared towards younger drivers with little or no assets. It does not provide bodily injury liability coverage for one person only.

Standard

  • $15,000 bodily inury liability (BIL) per person
  • $30,000 for two or more people in one accident
  • $5,000 for property damage liability (PDL) coverage
  • $15,000 Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
  • $15,000 for uninsured/underinsured motorist injury

What is (BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance?

(BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance coverage will pay for serious and permanent injury or death to other people when a crash is caused by the insured. An auto insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits specified in an insurance policy and will provide legal representation for the insured in the event someone tries to sue them.

What is (PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance?

(PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance coverage pays for damages an insured driver or members of an insured drivers family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.

What is (PIP) Personal Injury Protection?

Personal injury protection (PIP) pays for any medical expenses, lost wages, and any replacement services when a driver is involved in an accident. These expenses are paid regardles of who is at fault.

What is Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Underinsured motorist coverage helps to pay for any medical claims in addition to those covered by personal injury protection. This type of insurance coverage only pays out in the event that the other motorist is at fault and does not hold the necessary amount of insurance to cover all expenses.

What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Uninsured motorist coverage pays for medical expenses after your PIP benefits have ended if the other driver is responsible for the accident and has no insurance coverage.

Top of page



Disclaimer: While every effort is made to keep all information up to date, the New Jersey drunk driving laws change frequently and the information provided on this web site should not be construed as legal advice, nor is it necessarily complete. Drinkdriving.org shall not be held responsible for any actions a person may take as a result of information gathered from this web site. Consultation with a local New Jersey DUI lawyer is recommended in all cases.

 

Useful New Jersey DWI DUI Links:

DUI DWI - Drunk Driving Laws in New Jersey

New Jersey Drivers Manual

New Jersey SR22 Insurance Requirement

New Jersey MVC (Motor Vehicle Commission)

New Jersey Department of Transport

New Jersey Department of Insurance

New Jersey Courts (Judiciary)

New Jersey DUI Lawyers

New Jersey DUI discussion forum

Top of page

 

Latest New Jersey DUI News

This RSS feed URL is deprecated
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:31:20 GMT

NJ looks to overhaul DWI law: Emphasize ignition locks, cut suspensions - New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio


New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

NJ looks to overhaul DWI law: Emphasize ignition locks, cut suspensions
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
TRENTON ? Drunk-driving penalties for first-time offenders would be revamped if a bill endorsed Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee makes it into law. License suspensions that now range from three months to a year, depending on how drunk the ...

and more »

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:11:50 GMT

Ridgewood woman charged in DWI crash at Hawthorne Car Wash - NorthJersey.com


NorthJersey.com

Ridgewood woman charged in DWI crash at Hawthorne Car Wash
NorthJersey.com
... was impounded once removed, Vanderhook said. Allan failed field sobriety tests and refused a breathalyzer, the captain said. Hawthorne: Car drops 12 feet into water in Hawthorne. More: New Jersey bill barring Port Authority badges for officials ...


Thu, 13 Sep 2018 21:57:24 GMT

Municipal Court Judge Sanctioned for Conduct During DWI Arrest - Law.com


Law.com

Municipal Court Judge Sanctioned for Conduct During DWI Arrest
Law.com
The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a municipal court judge for attempting to use the cloak of his office to talk his way out of a drunken-driving arrest. In addition to the censure, Wilfredo Benitez is temporarily barred from presiding over ...
NJ Judge Banned From DWI Cases After Swear-Filled Traffic StopPatch.com

all 10 news articles »

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 22:08:33 GMT

Fair Lawn Man Arrested For Rt. 4 DWI Crash In Paramus: Prosecutor - Patch.com


Patch.com

Fair Lawn Man Arrested For Rt. 4 DWI Crash In Paramus: Prosecutor
Patch.com
PARAMUS, NJ ? A Fair Lawn man was charged with driving while intoxicated and assault by auto after he crashed his Audi into another vehicle and Route 4 early Sunday morning, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced. Paramus police officers ...

and more »

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:16:11 GMT

Top of page

New Jersey Cities
Absecon
Allendale
Asbury Park
Atlantic City
Audubon
Basking Ridge
Bayonne
Beach Haven
Bedminster
Belle Mead
Belleville
Bellmawr
Belmar
Berkeley Heights
Bernardsville
Blackwood
Bloomfield
Boonton
Bordentown
Brick
Bridgeton
Bridgewater
Brielle
Budd Lake
Burlington
Butler
Caldwell
Camden
Cape May Court House
Cedar Grove
Cedar Knolls
Chatham
Cherry Hill
Chester
Clark
Clementon
Cliffside Park
Clifton
Clinton
Collingswood
Cranbury
Cranford
Denville
Dover
East Brunswick
East Hanover
East Orange
East Rutherford
Eatontown
Edison
Elizabeth
Elmwood Park
Englewood
Englewood Cliffs
Englishtown
Fair Lawn
Fairfield
Far Hills
Flanders
Flemington
Florham Park
Forked River
Fort Lee
Franklin Lakes
Freehold
Garfield
Gibbsboro
Glen Rock
Hackensack
Hackettstown
Haddon Heights
Haddonfield
Haledon
Hammonton
Hasbrouck Heights
Hawthorne
Hazlet
Highland Park
Hightstown
Hoboken
Holmdel
Howell
Irvington
Iselin
Jackson
Jersey City
Kearny
Kendall Park
Kenilworth
Lakewood
Lambertville
Lebanon
Liberty Corner
Linden
Linwood
Little Falls
Little Silver
Livingston
Long Branch
Lyndhurst
Madison
Mahwah
Manahawkin
Manasquan
Maple Shade
Maplewood
Margate City
Marlboro
Marlton
Matawan
Medford
Merchantville
Metuchen
Middlesex
Middletown
Midland Park
Millburn
Millville
Monroe Township
Montclair
Montvale
Montville
Moorestown
Morganville
Morris Plains
Morristown
Mount Holly
Mount Laurel
Mountainside
Neptune
New Brunswick
New Providence
Newark
Newton
North Bergen
North Brunswick
Northfield
Nutley
Oakhurst
Oaklyn
Ocean City
Old Bridge
Oradell
Orange
Paramus
Park Ridge
Parsippany
Passaic
Paterson
Pennington
Pennsville
Perth Amboy
Phillipsburg
Piscataway
Plainfield
Plainsboro
Pleasantville
Point Pleasant Beach
Pompton Plains
Princeton
Princeton Junction
Rahway
Ramsey
Randolph
Raritan
Red Bank
Ridgefield Park
Ridgewood
River Edge
Riverdale
Riverside
Riverton
Rochelle Park
Rockaway
Roseland
Rutherford
Saddle Brook
Saddle River
Salem
Scoth Plains
Sea Girt
Secaucus
Short Hills
Shrewsbury
Skillman
Somers Point
Somerset
Somerville
South Orange
South Plainfield
South River
Sparta
Spring Lake
Springfield
Succasunna
Summit
Teaneck
Tenafly
Toms River
Totowa
Trenton
Turnersville
Union
Union City
Ventnor City
Verona
Vineland
Voorhees
Warren
Washington
Washington Township
Wayne
West Berlin
West Long Branch
West New York
West Orange
Westfield
Westwood
Whippany
Whitehouse Station
Wildwood
Williamstown
Willingboro
Woodbridge
Woodbury
Woodcliff Lake
Woodstown
Wyckoff
New Jersey Counties
Atlantic
Bergen
Burlington
Camden
Cape May
Cumberland
Essex
Gloucester
Hudson
Hunterdon
Mercer
Middlesex
Monmouth
Morris
Ocean
Passaic
Salem
Somerset
Sussex
Union
Warren

Top of page

States/Abbreviations
AK Alaska LA Louisiana OH Ohio
AL Alabama MA Massachusetts OK Oklahoma
AR Arkansas MD Maryland OR Oregon
AZ Arizona ME Maine PA Pennsylvania
CA California MI Michigan RI Rhode Island
CO Colorado MN Minnesota SC South Carolina
CT Connecticut MO Missouri SD South Dakota
DE Delaware MS Mississippi TN Tennessee
FL Florida MT Montana TX Texas
GA Georgia NC North Carolina UT Utah
HI Hawaii ND North Dakota VT Vermont
IA Iowa NE Nebraska VA Virginia
ID Idaho NH New Hampshire WA Washington State
IL Illinois NJ New Jersey WI Wisconsin
IN Indiana NM New Mexico WV West Virginia
KS Kansas NV Nevada WY Wyoming
KY Kentucky NY New York DC Washington DC

USA DUI Home | DUI Forums | DUI Laws by State | Worldwide BAC Limits | Alcohol Breathalyzers
DUI SR22 Insurance | DUI Lawyers | DUI Drunk Driving in the News | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

©2018 Drinkdriving.org