Whether or not a person drives under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is important to know that the police still have methods by which to prove your guilt. Many people know that if you drive drunk, the police will conduct field sobriety tests and use the Alco Test machine. That’s fairly well known common knowledge.
However, many people ask me, “How do the police prove drug use?”
Police in the state of New Jersey use what is called a “Drug Recognition Expert.” Police departments across the state will bring in a trained officer to conduct physical exams of the Defendant. The officer will then write up his findings in a report, which the prosecutor will use against you in lieu of Alco Test results if you were not drinking.
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See original article which prompted my thoughts on this subject of DUI.