The New New Jersey Drunk Driving Statute
Effective December 1, 2019, persons charged with Driving While Intoxicated in the State of New Jersey will have a much greater incentive to have their cases tried to conclusion. They should assert all technical, procedural and constitutional defenses available based upon the facts of the case.
The penalties FOR A FIRST OFFENSE have been modified to effectively eliminate license suspensions, so long as the blood alcohol concentration is less than .15%, AND an Ignition Interlock Device is installed in your principal vehicle. While there is no guarantee that a trial will be successful, Municipal Prosecutors will no doubt be facing excessive trial demands.
It is crucial that you consult with an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer before making any decisions about pleading guilty to a first offense under the revised statute.