Different DUI Charges
Have you been charged with DUI and are worried about the penalties you may be facing? Here are the different DUI charges and how we can help you with them.
Different DUI Charges | DUI for Drugs
In New Jersey, if you’re charged with a DUI based on the consumption of drugs instead of alcohol, it’s important to let your lawyer know whether or not there was a special officer that came to the police department called the drug recognition expert, or DRE, who did a special examination of you. Furthermore, it’s also important to let the attorney know whether or not you took a breath test, whether or not you gave a urine sample, or a blood sample.
A urine sample can be given at the police department, but a blood test, obviously, would not be given unless it was taken ordinarily at a hospital. The procedures around that are very critical. Reach out to an attorney right away so you can go over those factors.
Different DUI Charges | Under 21 DUI
In New Jersey, a DUI or DUI for someone who is under the age of 21 is very, very different than an adult in that the blood alcohol threshold really is considered a zero threshold, so anyone who blows a 0.01 up to a 0.07 is an underage DUI.
Furthermore, if you’re underage and you have a DUI or DUI in the state of New Jersey, a 0.08 triggers you to be treated as an adult DUI because the penalties for an underage DUI for someone who blows a 0.01 up to a 0.07 are actually less severe than someone who blows a 0.08 or higher and is either underage or not.
The penalties are not as severe for an underage DUI as long as your blood alcohol content is a 0.01 up to a 0.07. You must speak to an attorney right away with regard to that, because that blood alcohol content reading is critical.
Different DUI Charges | Allowing a DUI
When someone allows another individual to drive a motor vehicle in the state of New Jersey and that operator, the person who’s driving, is under the influence or is accused of being under the influence, the person who owns or is the registered owner is present in that car, they can be charged with allowing an individual under the influence of driving a motor vehicle.
I’ve handled several of these cases, which are kind of rare. They become very serious for the person who allowed the operator, because the penalties are the same for allowing, which would involve a suspension of your driving privileges as it does with a person who is charged with the DUI.
If you are charged with allowing a DUI in the state of New Jersey, make sure that you consult with a competent attorney. Call our New Jersey DUI lawyer today for a free consultation.