Experienced Help for People Charged With Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in
Ocean County, Monmouth County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Union County & Somerset County
Under New Jersey law, you cannot drive a motor vehicle if you are “under the influence… of a narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug.” The law does not identify a specific level of impairment or amount of drugs in your system, and there’s no standard test to determine whether you are under the influence of a drug. It’s entirely at the discretion of the police officer as to whether you will be charged. If you face these types of charges, you want a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to protect your rights. I can help.
I am Edward M. Janzekovich, a South River lawyer with nearly a decade of experience. In addition, I spent 23 years as an officer in the East Brunswick Police Department, where I received extensive training in DUI, and supervised other officers for 13 years, reviewing their impaired driving reports for accuracy and thoroughness.
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights When You Have Been Charged with Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs
In New Jersey, you can be charged with violating the state’s “drugged driver” laws if prosecutors can show that you were impaired while driving because of the use of any drug regulated by federal law. In fact, even if you have a valid prescription, you can still face charges if officers and prosecutors can show that the drug impaired your ability to operate a motor vehicle.
If you are arrested and charged with drugged driving, you will be subject to penalties under the New Jersey DUI laws, just as if you had been arrested for drinking and driving.
When you hire me to defend you, I will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances leading to your arrest. I will verify that police were justified to pull you over, and that you were advised of your constitutional rights when taken into custody. I will examine any field sobriety tests or drug tests that were administered to verify that proper procedures were followed. If there were irregularities or police failed to follow protocol, I will move to make that evidence inadmissible and that charges be dismissed.
Contact South River, NJ DUI Defense Attorney Edward M. Janzekovich
The Office of Edward M. Janzekovich can help if you have been arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Union County, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Burlington County, Mercer County & Somerset County.