Fort Lee Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test in a School Zone Defense Attorneys 

Bergen County DUI Lawyers with offices in Hackensack, New Jersey

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The attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm have unparalleled knowledge and skills in the realm of drunk-driving defense in New Jersey. Having successfully represented clients charged with a host of alcohol and drug-related offenses in Bergen County and throughout New Jersey for years, we have accumulated a lengthy list of successes in courts across the state.

With extensive experience combating charges such as underage DWI, DWI in a School Zone and driving under the influence of drugs in towns including Hackensack, Bergenfield, and Montvale, we have earned a well-respected reputation at the forefront of case law in this area. Travis J. Tormey, the firm’s founding partner, is one of a few New Jersey attorneys who is a certified Alcotest 7110 operator, the breath testing device used throughout the state to prosecute drunk driving cases. As such, Mr. Tormey understands the components of the machine, how it works, and can identify any issues with the functioning of the breath testing device. This knowledge and expertise can be used to attack the reliability of the breath test result in your case and may ultimately lead to the dismissal of your charges.

With offices conveniently located in Hackensack, in the heart of Bergen County, Mr. Tormey and his team of knowledgeable trial lawyers are available immediately to assist you at (201)-330-4979. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge. Also, check out Mr. Tormey’s informational video series about DWI charges in New Jersey on YouTube.

Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test in a School Zone in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 39:50.4

A violation for refusal to submit to a breath test in a school zone is governed by N.J.S. 39:4-50.4 which provides:

Refusal to submit to chemical test while:

1) On school property used for school purposes or within 1,000 feet of same;

2) Driving through a school crossing;

3) Driving in an area where juveniles are crossing and present, even if not designated as an official crossing by municipality.

Penalties for Refusal in a School Zone in New Jersey

Penalties for Refusal in a School Zone include the following:

First Offense:

· Fine: $600 – $1,000

· License Suspension: One (1) to Two (2) years


· Ignition Interlock: Six (6) months to One (1) year

Second Offense:

· Fine: $1,000 – $2,000

· License Suspension: Four (4) years


· Ignition Interlock: One (1) to Three (3) years

Third Offense:

· Fine: $2,000

· License Suspension: Twenty (20) years


· Ignition Interlock: One (1) to Three (3) years

Call the Bergen County DWI Defense Lawyers at The Tormey Law Firm Today 

To speak Mr. Tormey and the experienced DWI defense attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm, contact their Hackensack offices anytime at (201)-330-4979. Consultations are always provided free of charge.


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