Facing a Drug DUI Charge in Wall Township?
Have you have been placed under arrest for the suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in Monmouth County? If so, it is crucial that you speak to an attorney who has a lot of experience in dealing with DUI offenses as soon as possible. As you will see below, the penalties surrounding a DUI conviction can be devastating. They include but are not limited to a lengthy license suspension, high fines, community service, imposition of the ignition interlock device as well as jail time. Regardless of whether you have been accused of driving under the influence of heroin, cocaine, marijuana or prescription drugs like Xanax, Oxycontin, Roxy, Valium, Ambien or Valium, Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help.
If you would like to speak to one of our lawyers about your options then please contact our Middletown office at 732.858.6959. One of our lawyers would be glad to sit down and go over the specific allegations in your case so that we can properly advise you on we can be of assistance. Our office defends those accused of driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath sample, assault by auto, death by auto and eluding in towns throughout Monmouth County. Those towns include Middletown, Wall Township, Holmdel, Tinton Falls, Asbury Park, Belmar, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Eatontown, Howell and Hazlet. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs, so if you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
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Anyone accused of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance will be charged with a violation of NJSA 2C:39-4-50. This statute covers all driving while intoxicated (alcohol) offenses as well. The statute seeks to prosecute anyone “who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of… narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug…”
Is There Jail Time for a Drug DUI Charge?
New Jersey basically treats driving while intoxicated (alcohol) and driving under the influence (drugs) charges the same for sentencing purposes. For a first offense, a Defendant faces a 7 – 12 month loss of license, $300 – $500 in fines, 6 -12 month imposition of the ignition interlock device, a $1,000 insurance surcharge for three years, 12 – 48 hours in the intoxicated drivers resource center and up to 30 days in jail. For a second offense, a Defendant faces a 2 year loss of license, $500 – $1,000 in fines, 1 – 3 year imposition of the ignition interlock device, a $1,000 insurance surcharge for three years, 2 days in the intoxicated drivers resource center and up to 2 – 90 days in jail. For a third or subsequent offense, a Defendant faces a 10 year loss of license, a $1,000 in fine, 1 – 3 year imposition of the ignition interlock device, a $1,500 insurance surcharge for three years and 180 days in jail.
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As you can see the penalties for a drug dui offense in New Jersey are crippling. A lengthy license suspension, coupled with high fines and not to mention, the potential for jail, can be absolutely devastating to a Defendant and their loved ones. If you have been accused of a drug dui, driving while intoxicated, refusal, driving while suspended, endangering the welfare of a child or any other offense for that matter in Monmouth County, Keith Oliver Criminal Law can help. To set up a free initial consultation today, please contact our office at 732.858.6959 or try contacting us online. We serve all of Monmouth County, West Long Branch, Neptune, Freehold, Tinton Falls, Holmdel, Atlantic Highland, Manalapan and Manasquan.
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