DUIs can be very expensive, but not always in the way you would think. While the state of New Jersey imposes fines, fees and surcharges for both first-time and repeat offenses, there are other costs to be aware of.
Initial fines and penalties
In New Jersey, the fines, fees, surcharges and other penalties you incur if convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol depend on whether it is your first or a repeat offense - and how high your blood-alcohol content (BAC) was. First-time offenders with a BAC higher than 0.08 percent but lower than 0.10 percent face: