State v. Revie DWI Defendant Penalty Step-Down

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The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled today in State v. Revie that a DWI defendant can receive more than one step-down in penalties when he or she has prior offenses.

Under the statute, a defendant is entitled to a step-down in penalties if his or her last DWI occurred more than 10 years prior.

In this case, the defendant had previously used a step-down and argued that he should receive a second step-down for his fourth offense DWI conviction.

The Supreme Court ruled in the defendant’s favor and held that a defendant can benefit from more than one step-down, if each DWI offense is separated by more than 10 years.