DWI With A Minor In The Car
N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.15 provides for additional penalties for those individuals that are found guilty of a DWI when there is a minor (17 years of age or younger) in the vehicle. A DWI with a minor is considered a disorderly persons offense (New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor) and, as such, exposes a person to the normal DWI penalties plus up to six months jail, an additional six-month driver’s license suspension and five days community service.
A successful defense in a DWI with a minor case could result in a dismissal of the disorderly persons component of the case, thereby significantly reducing the period of driver’s license suspension and reducing or eliminating a person’s exposure to jail.
For more information, call our South Jersey DWI lawyers at Gigliotti Law Group at 609-710-6367 or contact us online. We advocate for those charged with crimes in Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County and Mercer County.