South Jersey DWI In A School Zone
DWI penalties are increased significantly if you are convicted of DWI in a school zone in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(g). In a school zone case, the prosecutor must prove that the DWI occurred within 1000 feet of any school property. The penalties if convicted of DWI in a school zone include increased mandatory driver’s license suspension periods. For first offenders, a suspension period of between one and two years. For second offenders a suspension period of four years. For third and subsequent offenders, a suspension period of 20 years.
There are technical defenses available in school zone cases which could include a challenge to the admission into evidence of certain documentation needed to prove that the offense occurred within a designated school zone.
A successful defense in a DWI in a school zone case could result in a dismissal of the school zone component of the case, thereby significantly reducing the period of driver’s license suspension.
For more information, call our South Jersey DWI lawyers at Gigliotti Law Group at 609-710-6367 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. We advocate for those charged with crimes in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County and Mercer County.