New Jersey Drivers License With a DWI Conviction From New York
A New Jersey drivers license holder, who is convicted in another state, for example New York of an offense that is substantially similar to to the New Jersey drunk driving statutes, will likely be subject to administrative action by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
If you are a New Jersey drivers license holder and you find yourself with a DWI conviction from New York, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will likely impose an administrative suspension. There is an Interstate Driver License Compact that acts as the clearing house notifying states that are members about incidents that occur in their jurisdictions.
Factors that will be considered are whether the statutes under which the actual conviction in New York is entered is “substantially similar” to the New Jersey DWI statute.
Lastly, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission may also impose an annual surcharge of $1,000.00 for three consecutive years as a part of their administrative action against the New Jersey driver.