Laurie M. Higgins has been practicing law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 20 years after attending Haverford College and Rutgers School of Law. Laurie is presently in private practice in New Jersey, and she specializes in family law, municipal court (including DUIs, traffic offenses, and criminal matters), real estate, and some estate matters. (www.lhigginslaw.com)
Articles By Laurie Higgins
Read about New Jersey's DWI laws and the penalties you'll face for a second DWI conviction.
In New Jersey, a conviction for driving while under the influence (DWI) always remains on your driving record. There is no way to remove or expunge a DWI conviction, and a DWI conviction doesn’t expire after any set amount of time.
In New Jersey, you can be convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI)—lots of people use the terms DWI and DUI interchangeably—if you operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more. Read about the penalties for a first DWI in New Jersey