For over ten years, Salvatore R. Vargo has devoted much of his practice to defending people accused of Driving While Intoxicated. He attends seminars all over the State of New Jersey to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing laws concerning this and related offenses. He believes it is critical that no stone be left unturned in defending those accused, since the penalties, listed below, are severe.

 

Alcohol or drug related DUI with BAC of 0.10% or greater
License loss Fines, fees & surcharges Prison term Community service, IDRC & Interlock

7 months–
1 year

$300–$500 fine
$230 IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund

Up to 30 days

12–48 hours IDRC*
BAC 0.15% or greater: ignition interlock device during license suspension and 6 months - 1 year following restoration


Alcohol or drug related DUI with BAC greater than 0.08% but less than 0.10%
License loss Fines, fees & surcharges Prison term Community service, IDRC & Interlock

3 months

$250–$400 fine
$230 IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund

Up to 30 days

12–48 hours IDRC*


Repeated DUI convictions
Offense License loss Fines, fees & surcharges Prison term Community service, IDRC & Interlock

2nd offense within 10 years

2 years

$500–$1,000 fine
$280 IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,000/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund

48 hours–
90 days

30 days CS
12–48 hours IDRC*
Ignition interlock device during license suspension and 1-3 years following restoration

3rd offense within 10 years of 2nd offense

10 years

$1,000 fine
$280 IDRC* fee
$100 to drunk driving fund
$100 to AERF*
$1,500/year (for 3 years) surcharge
$75 to Neighborhood Services Fund

180 days

Up to 90 days CS (can reduce period of imprisonment)
12–48 hours IDRC*
Ignition interlock device during license suspension and 1-3 years following restoration

 

Source: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Violations/dui.htm