i got a dui in fl my first offence 5/22/09 however i have pending issues in NJ for a dui but havent been charged yet because i m on PTI…

are they going to connect the two or treat it as fl is fl and NJ is NJ …what are the penalties for 1st and/ second offence

Asked on May 24, 2009 under Criminal Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

By virtue of the Interstate Driver's License Compact, New Jersey will notify Florida of your DUI.  FL will then view this as your second offense.

Punishment for a second DWI is harsher in every respect: fines, jail time, driver's license consequences and more.

As to your penalty it is hard to say, it will depend on your BAC (blood alcohol count), your age, was a child in the car, was there any property damage or injuries, and other factors.

Since a DUI is a criminal matter, it is advisable to hire an attorney who specializes in this area of the law.

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