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New Jersey Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs Attorney

DUID Defense Lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ Defends Clients Charged with Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey

If you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) in Camden, Mercer, Burlington or any other counties throughout the southern and central New Jersey areas, you could face very serious penalties upon conviction in court. This is especially true if this is not your first DWI/DUI offense and can even include permanent loss of your driver’s license.

If you are facing driving under the influence charges, turn to me, attorney Jill R. Cohen. I can defend you to the full extent of the law with over 30 years of experience under my belt. Having handled numerous DUID charges throughout my decades of practice, I understand the toll these cases can take on an individual and their family. It is important to me that your rights are protected and a resolution to the case suits your best interests. Together we can see that your family and future are preserved.

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Understanding A DUID Charge In New Jersey

A DUID charge is similar to a DWI/DUI in that it involves being under the influence of a substance that causes negligence while behind the wheel and poor driving ability. The difference is that a DUID covers controlled substances both illegal and legal instead of alcohol. This can include both illegal drugs such as meth or cocaine or legal pharmaceutical drugs and prescription medications like Xanax or Percocet.

In order to determine if your DUID charge is valid, many things have to be considered in court, including:

In the state of New Jersey, you can receive a guilty verdict regarding a DUID charge even if the substance in consideration was not illegal or unlawfully obtained. Prescription medications that clearly say you cannot operate a vehicle or machinery during use can still count as driving under the influence of drugs. Even if you aren’t abusing the drug and taking it as prescribed, certain medications can affect your reaction time and other behaviors that are important for driving. This is especially true of anxiety or pain-killer medications that slow you down and also cause sleepiness. Be sure to consult a doctor if you are unsure if a medication is safe to use when you plan to operate a motor vehicle.

DUID Penalties In New Jersey

Penalties for a DUID conviction can be minor or severe depending on if it is a first-time offense, the level of the substance in your body, the possession of the drug (if an illegal substance) while in the car and what the substance in question was. First-time offenders with a DUID violation will receive up to $500 in monetary fines, a temporary suspension of their driver’s license and around two days of incarceration. Those who have been convicted of a DUID three or more times can be penalized with up to $1,000 in monetary fines, temporary or permanent loss of their driver’s license, and up to six months of jail time.

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Helping You Face Your DUID Charges

Whether you were charged with a DUI, a DWI or a DUID, penalties you will face can be harsh and make life a lot more difficult if you face long-term driver’s license suspensions. I work to protect you from these consequences. Call my Haddonfield office today at 856-754-5501 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.

Jill got me out of a lot of traffic trouble. State police wrote over 10 tickets. Jill got me off with only careless driving and failure to present documents, everything else got dismissed. So I am very happy with the results. I highly recommend Jill.

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Jill works hard to defend the people that she represents in court.

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She is very nice she works with you step-by-step, and she keeps you very informed about your case. She has great service, excellent workmanship, and she put her all into getting you the best results. Thanks a lot Jill R. Cohen.

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