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Heroin DWI Charge

Woodbridge DUI Attorneys

All that someone has to do is pick up any local newspaper and immediately recognize that heroin has made a resurgence. When someone operates a motor vehicle after snorting or shooting heroin, they are exposed to a potential DWI/DUI under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50. You often see a slew of other summonses and complaints when someone is charged with driving while intoxicated for heroin including possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin to name two. If you are facing a DUI in Piscataway, East Brunswick, Woodbridge or Monroe based on allegations that you were under the influence of heroin, our lawyers have expertise in defending these types of cases. An attorney on our staff like one of the former prosecutors that we employee, would be more than happy to take the time to discuss the facts of your DWI and advise you as to how we can help. Call our Woodbridge Office anytime at 732-246-7126 for a free consultation.

Heroin DWI Charges East Brunswick NJ

When someone is arrested on suspicion of drug intoxication under 39:4-50, they are almost always requested to provide a urine or blood sample. But even if we assume that such a test comes back positive and shows that heroin was in your blood stream at the time of operation, the prosecutor cannot prove his DWI case without more. In this regard, the prosecutor must present the report and testimony of a police officer specially trained in drug recognition (i.e. a drug recognition expert). This expert must provide an opinion corroborating that the driver not only had heroin in his or her blood stream but also that they were still actively under the influence of the drug at the time of operation. To establish this conclusion, the DRE must present objective facts, namely, the results of certain tests, to substantiate “intoxication”. A heroin DWI cannot be proven without this evidence.

Sayreville NJ Driving Under the Influence of Heroin Lawyer

The team of DWI attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is one of the most highly trained staffs in the entire state. We also have a significant presence in Middlesex County so it is commonplace for us appear on heroin and other DUI cases in towns like Sayreville, Old Bridge, Metuchen and Edison. To discuss the particulars of your charges with a lawyer at the firm, contact our East Brunswick Office at 732-227-1200.