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New Jersey DWI and Your Driver’s License

Your driver’s license will be suspended if you are convicted of or plead guilty to a DWI in New Jersey. The length of the suspension depends on the number of prior DWIs you have received within the last 10 years.

DWI license suspensions in New Jersey are as follows:

  • First offense (BAC between .08 and .10): 3 months
  • First offense (BAC over .10): seven to 12 months
  • Second offense: 2 years
  • Third offense: 10 years

A licensed underage driver with a BAC of .01 or higher may lose his or her license for 30 to 90 days.

Reinstating Your License

In order to have your license reinstated, you must pay a $100 restoration fee to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission after your suspension period has ended.

More Than an Inconvenience

It is important to understand that because New Jersey does not offer any type of provisional licenses, you will be unable to drive in any capacity while your driver’s license is suspended. Without a drivers license, you will not be able to drive to work, take your kids to school or even run errands. Driving with a suspended license could result in very serious consequences.