Leonard Biddison

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Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield, NJ

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Camden NJ DWI in a School Zone Lawyer

DUI Defense Attorney in Haddonfield, New Jersey

DWI in a School Zone
DWI in a School Zone

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses in New Jersey are very serious. A DWI in a school zone conviction carries even more severe consequences than a regular DWI and can impact several aspects of your life including future educational and employment opportunities. If you have been charged with a DWI in a school zone, you should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to help you navigate the legal process and get you the most desirable result in your case.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison have had tremendous success handling countless DWI cases for years in Camden County including Winslow, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, and Waterford. In fact, one of our attorneys is one of only a few lawyers in the state who is certified to operate the DWI Alcotest 7110. This means he understands the details of the device, how it works, and whether there are any defects with it’s functioning. This allows us to develop an aggressive strategy to help minimize the penalties in your case. If you have been charged with a DWI in a school zone, having an attorney who knows how to get you the best possible result is imperative. Call the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison at 866-721-9510 anytime for a free initial consultation.

New Jersey DWI in a School Zone 

Under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(g), a DWI in a school zone occurs when you get a DWI:

(1) on any school property used for school purposes which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, or within 1,000 feet of such school property;

(2) driving through a school crossing as defined in R.S.39:1-1 if the municipality, by ordinance or resolution, has designated the school crossing as such; or

(3) driving through a school crossing as defined in R.S.39:1-1 knowing that juveniles are present if the municipality has not designated the school crossing as such by ordinance or resolution.

DWI in a School Zone Penalties in New Jersey 

The penalties for a DWI in a school zone vary depending on if it is a first, second, or third offense:

First Offense

Second Offense

  • License suspended for 4 years
  • Jail sentence between 4 and 180 days. However, 90 of these can be served by doing community service
  • IDRC
  • Fine between $1,000 and $2,000
  • Ignition interlock device for 1 to 3 years

Note: For these penalties to apply, the first offense must have committed in a school zone

Third Offense

  • License suspended for 20 years
  • Jail sentence of 180 days, 90 of which can be served through community service
  • $2,000 fine
  • IDRC
  • Ignition interlock device for 1 to 3 years

Note: For these penalties to apply, the first and second offense must have been committed in a school zone

Note: Our firm utilizes a former State trooper who is certified in field sobriety testing and as a certified operator of the Alcotest 7110, the breath testing device used in New Jersey DWI cases. He reviews the evidence, police reports, and videos and will draft a report to challenge the State’s evidence in your case.

Contact a Cherry Hill NJ DWI in a School Zone Lawyer for a Free Consultation

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against a DWI charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of DWI law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 866-721-9510 for a free initial consultation about your case.


Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Biddison has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Leonard D. Biddison Esquire ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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The Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison

Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collinswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.


Philadelphia Location

230 South Broad Street Suite 1501

Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield Location

132 North Haddon Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ

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