One Prior DWI and One Prior Refusal Sufficient for N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26

On July 10, 2018, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided State v. James T. Dougherty. In this case, the defendant had a prior conviction for DWI and a separate conviction for refusal to submit to a breath test. The defendant’s … Read More

Step Down in Penalties for Refusal Conviction with Prior DWIs

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If a defendant is convicted of a second or subsequent DWI conviction 10 years after the prior conviction, he or she is entitled to a “step down” in penalties. This means that the defendant gets sentenced to lesser penalties than … Read More