In New Jersey, if you are ever convicted of driving while under the influence, you will be facing a number penalties and potential inconveniences. It is possible that you may have your license suspended, which would certainly limit your freedom and mobility. You will likely have to find alternate forms of transportation just to get to work or run errands. You may have to pay fines or even serve a jail sentence.
You will also have to participate in the Intoxicated Driver Program. The program includes Alcohol and Highway Safety Education courses. You will have to attend the courses at an Intoxicated Driving Resource Center. You will also have to pay fees to both the IDRC and the MVC.
Additionally, you will be assessed by IDRC, who will determine if you have a drug or alcohol problem. If the IDRC believes you have an issue, you will be required to complete a treatment program that is at the minimum, 16 weeks in duration. Throughout the treatment process, you will be monitored by the IDRC and should you commit a policy violation, you will be reported to the Intoxicated Driver Program and the courts.
Successful completion of the course is part of the license reinstatement process, but if you should fail to adhere to the terms of the program, your license will remain suspended, and you could be facing jail time.
If you have been charged with DUI, it is in your best interests to avoid a conviction. For this reason, having the representation of a New Jersey DUI attorney could prove very beneficial. An experienced attorney may be able to build a strong defense in an effort to help you get the charges dismissed.