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Second DWI Offenses in New Jersey

Law enforcement may arrest and charge a driver suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DWI). The laws in New Jersey are strict and the consequences can be harsh, particularly if there is a prior conviction for DWI. If you are facing second time DWI charges, it is important to contact a Parsippany​ DWI attorney for legal support and guidance. At my firm, The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C., I can offer experience and dedication to your case. I aggressively defend my clients in all criminal DWI charges.

Penalties for a 2nd DWI Charge

A DWI conviction can be expensive and affect other areas of life like employment, ability to attend a chosen college, career advancement, reputation, and the ability to hold or retain certain professional licenses.

The penalties for a second offense are as follows:

  • Maximum $1,000 fines
  • 48 hours minimum to 90-day maximum jail term
  • Mandatory community service
  • Loss of driver's license between one year and two years
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) installation between two and four years after suspension (IID installation required both during and after suspension)
  • Auto insurance surcharge of $1,000 for 3 years

Depending on the circumstances of the DWI incident, the courts may impose further penalties. If there was a DWI accident with major property damage, injuries or deaths, the defendant will need the highest quality legal help. License reinstatement requires application and a fee paid to the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. To regain driving privileges, the person may be required to install an ignition interlock device.

We can help you fight the charges!

The defendant has the right to challenge the evidence brought by the prosecution and that can include a sobriety test, breathalyzer, blood and urine tests, arrest reports and police procedures. I can evaluate the facts of your DWI case and offer a strong defense throughout the entire process in the criminal court system from the time of arrest, at arraignment, and all subsequent hearings. My firm has helped many clients achieve the best possible case outcome, often reduced or dismissed charges. I am ready to help you with your second DWI offense case, make an appointment today for a consultation.

Contact a Morris County DWI defense lawyer if you were arrested for the second time for a DWI offense and need a hard-hitting defense.

Why Hire My New Jersey Defense Firm?

  • Your rights matter. I exclusively handle criminal defense cases to ensure satisfactory results.
  • Your future matters. I work personally and promptly to help reduce, acquit, or dismiss your charges.
  • Your satisfaction matters. I have earned the Avvo Client's Choice Award for the year of 2018.
  • Your freedom matters. I use 20 years of experience to make sure you do not feel the heavy hand of the law.