DUI CONVICTION FACT SHEET Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Intoxicated Driving Program
Youve been convicted of a
Driving Under the Influence Violation (DUI/DWI)...
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER CONVICTION:
The New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Program (IDP) is responsible for the administration of post- conviction interventions for persons convicted of alcohol or drug-related driving or boating offenses. Through a partnership between the Department of Human Services (DHS), Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), the IDP coordinates all services for clients statewide. The IDP schedules ALL DUI Offenders for participation in county/local level education, screening, and referrals completed at the Intoxicated Driving Resource Centers (IDRC).
NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOUR SCHEDULING INFORMATION WITHIN 4 WEEKS OF YOUR CONVICTION DATE PLEASE CONTACT THE IDP CALL CENTER
(Phone Number on the reverse side)
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE IDRC (if you are a NJ licensed offender, OR, you are an OUT of STATE licensed offender AND you live within a 50 mile radius of NJ):
If you have been convicted of an alcohol or drug-related traffic or boating offense in New Jersey or in another State while holding a New Jersey drivers license, you must satisfy the requirements of both the IDP and the IDRC as sentenced by the convicting court. If you have been sentenced to a 12-hour IDRC program, you will be detained, attend educational workshops, and receive an at-risk screening for at least six hours each day on two consecutive days (a total of 12 hours) in your county IDRC. If you are sentenced to a 48-hour IDRC program, you will be detained, attend educational workshops and receive an at-risk screening during a period of 48 consecutive hours in a regional facility. If you are sentenced as a third or subsequent offender, the court may sentence you to jail and/or to an inpatient addictions treatment program; or both. IDP will then schedule you to appear at the 12-hour IDRC for follow up. In all cases, you must satisfy the program, fee, and treatment requirements of the IDP/IDRC. Failure to satisfy the program requirements may impede the reinstatement of your driving privileges or extend your driving suspension period.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I HAVEEEN DETAINED AND SCREENED?
You may be referred to an addictions treatment program for further assessment. If you are referred for a substance abuse assessment, and treatment is recommended, the IDRC is responsible to monitor you during treatment services. You must complete this treatment as part of your sentence/conviction requirements.
Note: If you are an out of state offender and live within a 50 mile radius of an IDRC in New Jersey, you will be scheduled to appear at the geographically closest New Jersey IDRC AND MUST ATTEND AS SCHEDULED BY THE IDP.
IF YOU ARE AN OUT OF STATE LICENSED DRIVER AND LIVE MORE THAN 50 MILES FROM NJ:
You will be given an opportunity to satisfy the requirements in your home state. The IDP will mail your conviction requirements to your address listed on your conviction documents. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE DUI OUT OF STATE OFFENDER REQUIREMENTS WITHIN 60 DAYS OF YOUR CONVICTION ---call the IDP Call Center number below.
NOTE: you may also contact any of NJs IDRCs and request to be scheduled to complete your Education Requirements. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ADDICTIONS ASSESSMENT AND POSSIBLE ADDICTIONS TREATMENT, if indicated.
CONVICTED I LIVE OUT OF STATE OR HAVE
If you are seeking treatment and would like a list of the Intoxicated Driving Program (IDP) affiliate treatment providers, call your County Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC). For more information, visit: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/das/treatment/idp/
Financially indigent NJ residents meeting certain eligibility requirements may qualify for treatment resources through the Driving Under the Influence Initiative (DUII) fund. For further information on DUII please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/das/treatment/dui/
QUESTIONS RELATED TO DRIVERS LICENSE RESTORATION:
For questions about drivers licenses, please call the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission at (609) 292-7500. To obtain a copy of your life-time New Jersey driving history, please call (609) 292-6500 OR
For copies of court orders, summons, etc., contact your municipal court of conviction. A court directory may be found by visiting: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/directory/munctadr.pdf
SHOULD YOU NOT COMPLY WITH YOUR CONVICTION REQUIREMENTS YOU WILL:
RECEIVE A WARNING NOTICE GIVING YOU 10 BUSINESS DAYS TO
RESPOND TO THE IDRC
IF YOU DONT ACT WITHIN THE 10 BUSINESS DAYS YOU WILL:
o RECEIVE A NON-COMPLIANCE NOTIFICATION AND HAVE 30 DAYS TO RESOLVE YOUR OUTSTANDING CONVICTION REQUIREMENTS OF THE SENTENCING COURT.
o YOU MAY ALSO BE DETAINED FOR TWO DAYS JAIL TIME IF ORDERED BY THE COURT.
o SHOULD YOU NOT CORRECT YOUR NON-COMPLIANCE WITHIN 30 DAYS; YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY.
INTOXICATED DRIVING PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION:
IDP Call Center
Hours: 8:30 AM EST - 4:30 PM EST
IDP Mailing Address
New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Program PO BOX 365 Trenton, NJ 08625-0365AM
For additional information, visit: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/das/treatment/idp/