The person with the most points wins, right? Not always. The type of points adding up on your driving record is not an accomplishment to be proud of. In fact, the fewer points the better, especially when your driving privileges are at stake. So, what are traffic points, why do they matter and how can they affect you? Here's what you need to know.
If convicted of a DUI offense in New Jersey, your license will be suspended for a set period. This suspension starts at three months for a first offense (seven months if your BAC was above .10), and gets longer for subsequent DUI convictions.
A conviction for drinking and driving may not result in a long jail sentence, particularly for first offenses. But the judge has the power to impose strict penalties nevertheless. Among the most impactful ways a DUI sentence can affect your life is the loss of your driver’s license.