In the state of New Jersey, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. This can include narcotics, hallucinogens, or habit-producing drugs. It is also against the law for a driver to permit a person who is under the influence of these drugs to operate their own vehicle. Individuals who choose to do so anyway can face DUI charges and serious consequences that have a potential to affect them for the rest of their life. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for assistance with your case.
If a person is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol in New Jersey, they consent to providing a sample of breath, blood, or urine simply by driving. This is done in order to determine the amount of alcohol in their system. However, the law of implied consent does not require an individual suspected of driving under the influence of marijauan or a controlled substance to submit a chemical test. It is because of this that chemical samples from an accused drugged driver can only be given voluntarily. This means penalties cannot be imposed for a refusal to do so.
When a driver fails to abide by the law and is found guilty of drugged driving, they can face the following penalties depending on the offense:
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