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New Jersey Drug DUI

New Jersey takes driving under the influence very seriously. What a lot of people aren’t aware of is that in New Jersey, individuals who choose to drive under the influence of drugs can face penalties that are similar to driving under the influence of alcohol. The consequences of these crimes are very serious and should not be taken lightly.
A first offense drug DUI will result in the following penalties:

  • Fines ranging from $300-$500
  • Possible imprisonment of no more than 30 days
  • Possible license suspension from 7 months to 1 year
  • 12-48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and fees attached
  • $1000 per year surcharge for 3 years
  • $100 to the drunk driving fund
  • $100 Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund
  • $75 Neighborhood Services Fund

Like any other crime, when an individual commits multiple offenses, they will face even further consequences. In New Jersey, the penalties for a second offense drug DUI include the following:

  • Fines ranging from $500-$1000
  • Possible community service for up to 30 days
  • Imprisonment of no less than 48 hours and no more than 90 days
  • 2-year license suspension
  • Surcharge of $1000 a year for 3 years
  • $100 to the drunk driving fund
  • $100 Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund
  • $75 Neighborhood Services Fund

Third or subsequent drug DUI’s will result in the following consequences:

  • $1000 fine
  • Imprisonment of no less than 180 days
  • 10-year license suspension
  • Detainment in the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center and attached fees
  • $100 to the Drunk Driving Fund
  • $100 Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund
  • $75 Neighborhood Services Fund

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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