New Jersey DUI & Drug Defense Attorneys Successfully Tackle Even The Most Challenging Cases
Driving under the influence (DUI) no longer refers to just drunk driving. It is becoming increasingly common for people to face charges for driving under the influence of drugs. Many drugs often have the same effects as alcohol, thus impairing one’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. At Lomurro Law, our knowledgeable and skilled DUI attorneys have years of experience helping individuals arrested for drug DUI. We provide the resources and advice you need to understand your options and develop a strong defense strategy designed to minimize the penalties of a conviction.
What Is Drug DUI?
Drug DUI is becoming just as common as traditional alcohol-induced DUI. New Jersey law provides that a person may be charged with DUI if they are under the influence of liquor or:
- Hallucinogenic drugs
- Habit-forming drugs
This encompasses many different drugs, including cocaine, heroin, marijuana and many different prescription drugs. The penalties for drug DUI are the same as alcohol-related DUI and include steep fines, loss of driver’s license and potential jail time.
Does The Implied Consent Law Apply To Drug DUIs?
With the implied consent law, drivers are required to submit to a breathalyzer test and refusing to submit leads to additional charges and penalties. However, the implied consent law does not apply to drug testing. Drug DUI cases must be based on some type of blood or urine test, but you are not required to submit to a test based on the suspicion of drugged driving.
A positive blood or urine test is not enough to support a conviction for drug DUI. Such tests only prove that a drug is present in your system, but does not indicate the level of intoxication or indicate that you were unable to safely operate your vehicle. Our experienced drug DUI attorneys have handled numerous cases involving many different types of drugs. We work diligently to thoroughly investigate your case and evaluate all potential defenses that may be available.
If You Have Questions About Your Options, Turn To A Trustworthy New Jersey Drug DUI Law Firm For All The Answers You Need
There are many emotional and financial stressors that go along with being arrested and charged with drug DUI. The New Jersey DUI defense attorneys at Lomurro Law strive to take some of these burdens off so that you can focus on obtaining a positive resolution and achieving a fresh start. To schedule a consultation and discuss your options, call 732-482-9285 or send an email. Our main law office is in Freehold.