Help CenterNJ 1st Offense Penalties for DUI
IDNJ Support Staff

Under New Jersey Law (P.L. 2003, CHAPTER 314), if an
offender’s BAC is 0.08 percent or higher, but less than
0.10 percent, or if an offender permits another person
with a BAC over 0.08 percent, but less than 0.10 percent
to operate a motor vehicle, the penalties are:

  • A fine of $250-$400
  • Imprisonment for up to 30 days
  • Driver’s license forfeiture until ignition interlock installed.
  • Interlock required for 3 months
  • A minimum of six hours a day for two consecutive days in an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
  • An automobile insurance surcharge of $1,000 a year for 3 years

If the offender’s BAC is 0.10 percent but less than 0.15
percent, or permits another person with a BAC of 0.10

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