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        Being arrested with a DUI in New Jersey under N.J.S. 39:4-50 can be a very harrowing experience.  You are usually asked a series of questions, put through physical exercises (aka the field sobriety test), and then given a breath test or more physical exercises by a Drug Recognition "Expert."  All the while your car has been towed and you are wondering what is going to happen now?  Don't panic, we are here to help.

       The penalties in New Jersey for being convicted of a DUI are harsh.  They can range from license suspension, community service, classes at the IDRC, an ignition interlock device, huge surcharges, and even mandatory jail time.  Also, given the fact that municipal prosecutors cannot plea bargain away DUI charges, it makes it very important that you hire an experienced and aggressive attorney to handle your DUI case.

         At the Benevento Law Firm we review the traffic stop, the field sobriety test, the administration of the breath test, and the breath test results themselves to make sure your rights are protected.  And if you have a DUI based on drugs, we can challenge any testimony given by the D.R.E., any report that was made, and challenge any drug test given, in order to fight these charges against you.  


  First Offense:

               3 mos to 1 yr loss of license, $250 to $500 fine, up to 30 days in jail, and possible ignition interlock device

  Second Offense:

                 2 year loss of license, $500 to $1000 fine, up to 90 days in jail, and ignition interlock device

  Third or Subsequent Offense:

                  10 year loss of license, $1000 fine, Mandatory 180 days incarceration, ignition interlock device.

Also all suspesions will be doubled if convicted of N.J.S.A 39:4-50 (DUI) in a school zone.

Also there are multiple "fees" in addition to the fine to be paid that day in Court and a $1000 surcharge from the MVC once a year for the three subsequent years following conviction.


        If you have been arrested for a DUI and have questions, give us a call to schedule a consultation.

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-Marcello H.

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-Pier P.