Driving under the influence is one of the most serious violations a person can commit while on the road. New Jersey courts and law enforcement officers take this offense seriously and are strict in handling them. Usually, people associate driving under the influence with only alcohol. However, it is still considered to be driving under the influence if a driver uses drugs and operates a vehicle. Those who are charged with a Drug DWI offense are facing drug charges in addition to DWI charges. Those who are charged with this offense may be subject to certain consequences depending on the offense. These consequences have the potential to follow an offender for the rest of their lives.
A first-offense Drug DWI offense may require the driver to face a series of penalties. These consequences may include:
If a driver is charged with their second Drug DWI offense, they may face more severe consequences than their first offense. This can include:
If an individual is charged with a third or subsequent Drug DWI offense within 10 years, consequences may include:
If you or someone you know was charged with a DWAI-Drug charge and is seeking legal counsel, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway today.