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Sussex County NJ DUI Law

DUI IN SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY In Sussex County and throughout New Jersey, drunk-driving is taken very seriously.   Anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher is guilty of driving under the influence (DUI)/driving while intoxicated (DWI).   However, a driver whom the police believe is impaired by alcohol can also be found guilty of DWI / DUI.   Police officers are trained to detect driver impairment as a result of alcohol and a person can be convicted based upon an officer’s observations alone.   DUI PENALTIES IN NEW JERSEY  The penalties for driving while intoxicated/driving under the influence are severe.    Those convicted of drunk driving face stiff fines and surcharges, loss of driving privileges and possibly incarceration.   Subsequent DWI / DUI convictions may result in even higher fines and mandatory jail.   FIRST OFFENSE – DUI  Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) of .08%-.09% Imprisonment: Up to 30 days License suspension: 90 Da

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