25May 2021

Should It Be A Law For You To Be Notified Of Fines/Penalties For Repeat DUI Charges?

In New Jersey, a defendant argued, upon being charged with a third DUI, 
that their second DUI conviction should be vacated on the grounds that 
they were not advised as to the harshness of fines and penalties for 
those convicted of a third DUI offense.

The court determined that failure to provide defendants with notice of 
future DWI violation penalties, as required by the law, does not prevent 
a court from imposing enhanced penalties for future DWI convictions. 
Ultimately, the court found that even if the defendant was not properly 
advised of the penalties of a third DWI offense at the time of his previous sentencing, he could not avoid the penalties for his future crimes.

Do you believe all states should have such a law? An interesting and 
thought-provoking question.

If you have been charged with or questioned about a DUI offense or any 
criminal offense, please give our offices a call. If you live in 
Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne, or 
anywhere in the state of Vermont, and have been arrested or charged with 
DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal