No, your judge almost certainly won’t waive the surcharge payment you’ll owe to New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission.
If you’re convicted of DWI, you’ll owe $1,000 a year for the next three years, even if you’re out of work or underemployed.
Even worse, if you fail to pay your surcharges, your license will be suspended, and ultimately a judge will allow the MVC to collect through involuntary means.
While a DWI conviction can cause you a lot of short term pain, people often forget about the long term consequences, like inflated insurance rates for years, and an extra $1,000 a year tax for three years.
A DWI charge is a big problem, but it doesn’t have to mean a DWI conviction.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DUI/DWI defense attorney.