What should I do regarding DUI / Controlled Substance case?

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What should I do regarding DUI / Controlled Substance case?

I was arrested and had possession of control substance, open container, and a
BAC double the legal limit. I rammed my vehicle into a railing on the parkway
and was not conscious enough to stop and report it and gained consciousness at
the police station. This would be my second DUI in 2 years and I dont know what
to do.

I was offered a opportunity by cop to help with the criminal side of the
incident if I ‘helped them out’, but I dont know how much it will help my case
if I proceed. I cannot afford a lawyer so I am pretty clueless if I should take
the opportunity I was given if it will help my case.

I need guidance on what to do. NJ was the state.

I dont mind taking the controlled substance charges to be honest, I just want
to avoid losing my license for 2 whole years or more. I understand its a wrong
decision Ive made, and am willing to live with it. But any information that can
guide me on what my options are would be great. Thanks in advance.

Asked on May 6, 2019 under Criminal Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

There is no way to avoid a two-year license suspension, unfortunately. In New Jersey, the DUI sentencing is mandatory: the authorities and courts have no discretion or ability to sentence you to less than the statury minimums, which for a 2nd DUI, means two-year license suspension.


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