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For College Students

If you are arrested for a first time DWI/DUI, it is essential to learn the DWI/DUI laws.

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DWI Defense For College Students

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a severe violation. You are intoxicated if alcohol, drugs, or other substances impair your judgment and decision-making skills. Intoxicated drivers put themselves and others in danger, and the consequences can be devastating; nearly one-third of traffic fatalities are the result of intoxicated drivers. A first offense DW/DUI I is punishable by administrative and criminal consequences. A first offense DWI/DUI is a serious matter; if convicted, you will face hefty fines and criminal prosecution.

What You Need to Know about First Time DWI/DUI Offense?

College students under the age of 21 can be arrested for a charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if they have any traceable amount of alcohol in their system at the time of the traffic stop. It is against New Jersey law for an underage individual to consume alcohol in most situations, therefore even the slightest detection of it while driving can lead to a criminal charge of DUI.

Moreover, a college student of any age, over or under 21, can face a charge of Driving While Intoxicated if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or above at the time of the traffic stop. In fact, the way New Jersey law is written, you can be convicted of a DWI with a blood alcohol content under .08!

Penalties for an underage DWI in New York & New Jersey may include:


In addition to the penalties for an underage DWI conviction, the arrest and conviction will be on record and most likely will affect the student’s standing in present and future schools. Depending on the circumstances of the case, if the student’s BAC is recorded at .08 or higher at the time of the arrest, he or she may be charged with a DWI; allowing a conviction to remain on the students record for life. College students over the age of 21 arrested for DWI in New York & New Jersey will face the standard penalties for DWI and have the conviction on their record permanently.

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