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New Jersey DWI Penalties for Out Of State Drivers

Millions of out-of-state drivers travel through New Jersey each year. Those who are arrested and charged with DWI face complicated and serious circumstances, which may end up in legal proceedings in two separate states.

Interstate Driver’s License Compact

The State of New Jersey is part of the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, which requires law enforcement to notify your home state if you are convicted of a DWI. Every state handles this differently but the end result is usually the same: your home state will likely suspend your driver’s license.