A first DWI offense carries significant consequences and could involve jail time, fines and driver's license suspension. While many consider the crime a lapse in judgment, second, third and fourth drunk driving offenses within a 10-year look-back period can have life-changing consequences.

At Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law, we fight to protect the rights of our clients and minimize the consequences of serious criminal accusations and the consequences that come with DUI criminal offenses. With offices in with offices in Hackensack, Wayne, and the Bronx, our lawyers defend clients throughout northern New Jersey and the New York City metro area.

Increased Penalties For Multiple DUI/DWI Offenses

Second convictions of DUI can result in the following:

  • Up to three months in jail or a treatment center
  • Fines and penalties from $500 to $1,000
  • Driver's license suspension for two years

Third-offense drunk driving charges can lead to:

  • Six months in jail
  • $1,000 in fines and penalties
  • 10-year license suspension

Whether you are facing your initial, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th DWI arrest, an ignition interlock device may be necessary that requires a breath sample for the vehicle to start.

Additional Consequences Of Multiple Refusals

Multiple refusals to submit to a Breathalyzer have penalties as well that increase in severity. First refusal carries a seven-month license revocation, a second has a two-year license revocation, and a third refusal can lead to a 10-year license revocation.

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Our lawyers use their experience to help you negotiate for reduced penalties or defend you at trial for second, third and fourth DUI charges. To get started, contact us by calling 201-212-4532 or by completing our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation about your criminal defense.