New Jersey DWI Law

DWI law in New Jersey is wide-ranging and covers a multitude of situations. There are a variety of reasons you can be charged with a DWI beyond operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. For example, if you’re pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving and refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test, the state of … More New Jersey DWI Law

Possession of open, unsealed alcoholic beverage container, N.J.S.A. 39:4-51b

NJSA 39:4-51b 39:4-51b.  Prohibition of possession of open, unsealed alcoholic beverage container, circumstances a. All occupants of a motor vehicle located on a public highway, or the right-of-way of a public highway, shall be prohibited from possessing any open or unsealed alcoholic beverage container.  This subsection shall not apply to a passenger of a charter … More Possession of open, unsealed alcoholic beverage container, N.J.S.A. 39:4-51b

Consumption of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, N.J.S.A. 39:4-51a

NJSA 39:4-51a 39:4-51a   No consumption of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles; presumption; penalties.  a. A person shall not consume an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle.  A passenger in a motor vehicle shall not consume an alcoholic beverage while the motor vehicle is being operated.  This subsection shall not apply to a passenger of … More Consumption of alcoholic beverages in motor vehicles, N.J.S.A. 39:4-51a

Failure to install ignition interlock device, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.19

NJSA 39:4-50.19 39:4-50.19   Violation of law; penalties. 4. a. A person who fails to install an interlock device ordered by the court in a motor vehicle owned, leased or regularly operated by him shall have his driver’s license suspended for one year, in addition to any other suspension or revocation imposed under R.S.39:4-50, unless the … More Failure to install ignition interlock device, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.19

DWI with a minor as a passenger, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.15

NJSA 39:4-50.15 39:4-50.15   Additional penalty for driving under the influence with a minor as a passenger.  1.  a.  As used in this act:  “Minor” means a person who is 17 years of age or younger.  “Parent or guardian” means any natural parent, adoptive parent, resource family parent, stepparent, or any person temporarily responsible for the … More DWI with a minor as a passenger, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.15