Luckily, no. Unlike nearly every other state, New Jersey treats DWI as a traffic matter, not a true criminal offense.
But make no mistake – jail time and hefty fines are two outcomes of a DWI conviction, so while you won’t have to worry about it showing up on criminal background checks in the future, you will see lasting impacts on your ability to purchase affordable car insurance, and if you work in a field that requires a CDL, a first-time DWI conviction in a passenger vehicle will keep you off the job for a year.
Fighting a DWI with Reisig & Associates can save you money for years to come, and keep all doors open to you professionally.
Call us today at 732-625-9660 and talk to an attorney for free.