The Difference Between DUI and DWI in New Jersey

You may not have realized, but the crime for driving while under the influence of alcohol in the state of New Jersey is DWI, not DUI. It may be semantics, but make no mistake, the crime is serious, and you need to work with a DWI expert that can help you achieve the most favorable outcome.

What Is The Difference Between DUI and DWI In NJ?

There is NO difference between the two. Roughly 40 states in the U.S. enforce a DUI (driving under the influence) as the offense. The other ten states enforce DWI (such as New Jersey, Missouri, Texas, New York, Minnesota, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, all DWI States, NOT DUI).

There are also other states that classify the offense as DWAI, OUI, DUII, OWI
sobriety checkpoint for DWI in New Jersey
DWAI (Colorado, which also enforces the DUI)
OUI (Maine)
DUII (Oregon)
OWI (Indiana, Michigan)
You can't be charged with a DUI or DWI in these states, other then Colorado which enforces two of them.

So, it completely depends on which state you get pulled over in. Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be giving to a driver, whether he has been drinking, or on any type of mind altering drug (including certain prescriptions). Although each state has different penalties for the offense, they are considered the same in the national database.
 
(Source: Yahoo Answers)
It is very clear that the crime for drinking and driving in the state of New Jersey is DWI.  There are several penalties associated with these crimes, which you can learn more about under our DWI penalty section.  We also advise to contact our office to discuss your options, and learn how an arrest for drinking while intoxicated can impact your freedom, driving privileges, permanent record, and more. 
 
 

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