Drunk Driving Collateral Consequences, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50

Drunk Driving Collateral Consequences, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, New Jersey, Alcotest, Walk and Turn Test, One-Leg Stand Test, Nystagmus Test Procedures, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, standardized field sobriety tests, Driving While Intoxicated, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, DUI, Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, criminal defense, traffic ticket, juvenile, attorney, lawyerA Jersey City car collision resulted in an arrest for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. The crash occurred after a woman leapt from her vehicle. To her credit, however, before her flying leap she had stopped the vehicle. But she jumped from it at a busy intersection without putting it in park, per the news. Consequently, the vehicle crashed into another parked car. Additionally, upon arrival, police found the woman in the middle of the road. Nevertheless, reports suggest she suffered only minor injuries. Furthermore, it appears she had compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance. If convicted of DWI, she faces drunk driving collateral consequences as well as direct penal consequences.

Drunk Driving Collateral Consequences

I blogged previously about the direct consequences for DWI before and after statutory amendments took effect on December 1, 2019. Nevertheless, DUI carries the penalties a judge must impose and also drunk driving collateral consequences. A list of drunk driving collateral consequences includes but is not limited to:

  • No Expungement of Motor Vehicle Record
  • Out-of-State Licensee—Report to Home Jurisdiction
  • Civil Consequences of Guilty Plea
  • Motor Vehicle Commission Surcharges
  • Motor Vehicle Points on Companion Moving Violations
  • Sentence Enhancement for Future Violations:
  • Insurance Eligibility Points
  • Loss of Ability to Purchase Liability Insurance
  • Restriction on Vanity & Courtesy License Plates
  • Restriction on Lawsuit for Economic & Non-Economic Damages
  • Additional Fees and Expenses Payable to State Agencies
  • Other Collateral Consequences

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances. If you need legal assistance please contact and hire a lawyer. Before making your choice of attorney, you should certainly give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision.

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