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DWI with Minor in Car
N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.15 provides for additional penalties for those individuals that are found guilty of a DWI when there is a minor (17 years of age or younger) in the vehicle. A DWI with a Minor is considered a “disorderly persons” offense (New Jersey’s version of a misdemeanor) and, as such, exposes a person to the normal DWI penalties plus up to 6 months jail, an additional 6 month driver’s license suspension and 5 days community service.
A successful defense in a DWI with a Minor case could result in a dismissal of the disorderly persons component of the case, thereby significantly reducing the period of driver’s license suspension and reducing or eliminating a person’s exposure to jail.