No Weekend Jail for Third or Subsequent DWI Offenders

On July 13, 2018, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided State v. Pedro C. Anicama. In this case, the defendant pled guilty to a third or subsequent DWI. A conviction for a third or subsequent DWI conviction comes with a mandatory 180-day jail sentence. The judge allowed Mr. Anicama to serve his sentence two days a week.

However, the Appellate Division disapproved of the Municipal Court and ruled that the 180-day jail sentence for a third or subsequent DWI offense cannot be served periodically.

The cite for the case is: State v. Pedro C. Anicama, Docket No. A-0452-16T4 (July 13, 2018).

Anyone with a DWI or DUI charge faces serious consequences. These consequences become much more serious if the defendant has prior convictions.

It is important to speak with an attorney who will fight aggressively to protect your rights if you are facing a DWI or DUI charge, especially if you have prior convictions.

Call Jason T. Komninos, Esq. at (201) 343-4622 to schedule a consultation.