DWI and Drugs
Driving under the influence is incredibly dangerous to not only yourself, but also to other drivers on the road. In New Jersey, police officers are cracking down on drunk drivers and drivers that are caught operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. Any time the body is impaired from making basic functions such as thought process, motor skills and reaction time, you may be charged with a DWI. Driving under the influence of an illegal drug, or even certain types of prescription drugs, can leave you facing serious fines, penalties and restitution. If you have been arrested, it is imperative that you contact an attorney from the Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq. LLC as soon as possible.
An arresting officer will determine if you were driving under the influence by looking for signs of impairment, including dilated pupils, impaired speech and slowed or nervous motor skills or functions. If you are found to be operating a vehicle while under the influence, you will be arrested, booked for a DWI and be scheduled to appear in court to contest or enter into a plea. In some situations, you may be escorted to a hospital to have a blood test completed and depending on the type and amount of drugs that are found in your system, you may be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony crime. If convicted, you may spend time in jail, pay steep fines and be forced to complete mandatory court-monitored drug awareness programs.
Defense After an Arrest
If you are arrested, you need to contact an attorney right away. Although you were charged with a DWI with drugs, it does not mean that you are guilty. You are always innocent until proven guilty. If you were arrested, our team of legal professionals will aggressively investigate your case and ensure that your rights were not infringed up on during the initial arrest. Although you may be feeling stressed about your situation, there are many different defenses that you can take against a DWI charge and when you work with our firm, we will advise you on the best legal route to take to ensure that you obtain a favorable resolution to your case.
At the Law Offices of Benjamin G. Kelsen, Esq. LLC, we have years of experience in providing outstanding representation to our clients in their time of need. If you have been arrested, you need to ensure that your rights are protected and your freedoms are aggressively defended. Do not hesitate to contact the team at our firm today to schedule a confidential case evaluation and get started. You deserve representation and our law offices can help. We proudly serve the communities of Hackensack, Teaneck and all of Bergen County.