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Does New Jersey Have Felony DWI Charges?

May 1, 2013 by

Does New Jersey Have Felony DWI Charges?

Felonies are serious criminal charges that typically arise when a person faces repeat convictions or when severe injuries or damages result from a person’s actions. In many states, repeat offenders for drunk driving are often charged with felony DWI. However, New Jersey’s DWI laws have no such distinction in the criminal code.

In the state of New Jersey, DWI crimes are considered motor vehicle violations. This means that a person’s DWI charge does not have a misdemeanor or felony distinction. As a result, convicted drivers may not face the same sorts of drastic penalties associated with felony convictions. However, repeat convictions still carry harsh consequences.

This informational blog post was brought to you by Jason A. Volet, an experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer.

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Jason A. Volet
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a criminal trial attorney, Jason A. Volet focuses his practice exclusively on criminal and municipal defense in New Jersey and New York. He earned his B.A. in political science from Rutgers College in 1995 and his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1998. Mr. Volet began his career in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, where he gained extensive experience prosecuting both juvenile and adult offenders. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, he uses that experience to fight for the rights of individuals who have been charged with a crime.

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