The Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver has experience in handling Operating While Intoxicated, Operating Under the Influence, and Refusal Charges While in a School Zone.The law in New Jersey imposes enhanced penalties where an individual violates the drinking and driving statute while within 1000 feet of a school zone. It is also important to keep in mind that if an individual is convicted of a school zone DWI, DUI or School Zone Refusal to Submit, the conviction shall be treated as a separate offense.
The penalties for a first offense for DWI or DUI in a School Zone are: (1) a fine of between $606 and $1006; (2) a jail term of up to 60 days; and (3) suspension of driving privileges for one to two years. A second offense carries the following penalties: (1) a fine of between $1006 and $2006; (2) a jail term of 96 hours to 180 days; and (3) suspension of driving privileges for not less than 4 years. Conviction of a third offense includes penalties of: (1) a fine of $2006; (2) a jail term of 180 days; and (3) suspension of driving privileges for 20 years.
It is important to note that while the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver has handled School Zone Drinking and Driving Charges, we have never had a client convicted of the offense or subject to the enhanced penalties of the statute. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have been charged.
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