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First offense DWI convictions can carry steep penalties

There is nothing wrong with going out and having a good time and enjoying a couple of drinks. However, if you get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, you could find yourself facing charges for driving while intoxicated if you get pulled over by the police.

Police charge New Jersey teen for allegedly biting teacher

Law enforcement officers with the Vineland Police Department reported that a 16-year-old boy was charged after he allegedly bit a teacher on the arm. The incident happened on March 26 at the Creative Achievement Academy, a school located in Vineland.

Bill may change penalties for DUI in New Jersey

A bill currently making its way through the New Jersey legislature has the potential to change how drivers who are convicted of DUIs are penalized. The bill's sponsor indicates that the purpose of the bill is to address the problems associated with automatic revocation of first-time DUI offenders' drivers licenses while also stiffening the penalties for repeated DUI offenders.

Mayor charged for drunk driving

On Dec. 20, a New Jersey mayor was accused of driving drunk in Woolwich Township. The incident took place around midnight, and it involved the mayor of Paulsboro. Although the case was originally going to be heard by Woolwich Township's municipal judge, the judge has removed himself because he is also the municipal judge for Paulsboro.

New Jersey politician accused of drunk driving

A local politician in New Jersey is facing drunk driving charges after a police officer pulled him over on Nov. 9. Reports did not indicate the amount of alcohol the man, who is currently serving his eighth term as the mayor of Lambertville, allegedly drank before driving.

DWI charges in New Jersey accident

A 47-year-old Atlantic Highlands woman is facing DWI charges after a crash in Wall Township. The Nov. 21 incident occurred at approximately 8:34 p.m. as she tried to move from Interstate 195 onto Route 34. She then reportedly collided with another vehicle.

What penalties can a court give in a juvenile case?

When a juvenile is adjudicated as delinquent in New Jersey, the sentencing judge has several penalties available depending on the nature of the offense and the juvenile's record. Penalties imposed in juvenile cases are supposed to be designed to rehabilitate the defendant while also giving sufficient penalties to act as a deterrence from committing future offenses.

Woman charged with DWI after pulling into police station

New Jersey State Police claim a 56-year-old woman was driving drunk when she pulled into a police station on Oct. 9. The woman allegedly struck a curb as she drove into the station in Bass River and refused to take a breath test. She received charges for driving the wrong way on a highway, reckless driving, DWI and refusal to submit a breath sample.

New Jersey DUI penalties

Penalties for DUI convictions in New Jersey can be severe and may include jail time, mandatory alcohol education classes, community service, fines, loss of driving privileges and the required installation of an ignition interlock device. The severity of these penalties may be exacerbated for repeat DUI offenders and offenders whose blood alcohol content level higher was .10 percent or higher.