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A DUI/DWI conviction is often accompanied by significant ramifications for both your professional and personal life. The penalties for a DUI vary but can include hefty fines and jail time. However, for a first and second DUI conviction, you may be able to satisfy a jail sentence through an alternative program. At Lomurro Law, our experienced New Jersey DUI/DWI attorneys thoroughly understand the criminal justice system and have years of experience tackling challenging cases and achieving positive results. We know what it takes to resolve your case favorably and help you move on with your life in the best possible position.

What Alternatives To Jail Are Available After A DUI Conviction In New Jersey?

Serving time in jail often prevents you from maintaining employment and may prevent you from being able to support yourself and your family long after your sentence is complete. If you are a first or second-time DUI offender, there are various sentencing alternatives that may be available instead of jail. The most common alternatives to jail include:

  • Home confinement – House arrest may be an alternative that allows you to serve your jail sentence at home. You may be required to wear an ankle monitor that tracks your location in addition to monitoring for alcohol and drug use. Typically, during the home confinement period, you may be able to go to work and complete various tasks of daily living.
  • Rehabilitation program – You may be able to complete your jail sentence at an in-patient or out-patient rehabilitation facility. This type of program focuses on helping you overcome addiction while avoiding jail. If you choose to leave the rehab program before your sentence is complete, you will be required to spend the remainder of your time incarcerated.
  • Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP) – The Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program is one of the most popular alternatives to jail and allows offenders to satisfy their sentence by working on various community labor projects.
  • Weekend jail – In some cases, you may be able to serve your jail sentence on the weekends on Fridays through Sundays. While this extends the amount of time it takes to complete your sentence, you may be able to maintain employment and avoid additional financial stressors.

The availability of these attractive alternatives to jail is dependent on the location of your DUI and the specific facts and circumstances surrounding your case. It is important to seek legal advice from an experienced DUI attorney to understand your options and make the best decisions for your future.

For Comprehensive DUI Representation, Contact Leading New Jersey DUI Lawyers Today

The penalties for a DUI conviction are swift and long-lasting. However, there are options available that may allow you to mitigate the negative consequences that follow. To discuss your options with a dedicated DUI attorney, call the team at Lomurro Law at 732-482-9285 or send an email. Our main office is conveniently located in Freehold.