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Delaware Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Heroin Crimes

Not all DUI’s in Delaware are due to alcohol consumption. Many times they are due to driving under the influence of street drugs and or prescribed medications. A very common drug in Delaware is heroin. Heroin users may sometimes go to their dealers house, shoot up, and attempt to drive home after getting their fix. Due to heroin’s impact on the central nervous system and motor skills driving under the influence of heroin can lead to being arrested. If you are facing Delaware Heroin DUI charges you should immediately speak with a New Castle County Heroin Driving Under The Influence Lawyer.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Heroin in Delaware

A DUI conviction, even a first offense, can disrupt your life now and in the future. Upon conviction you will face:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Fines of $230.00-$1,150.00
  • License revocation; length of time depends on blood alcohol content (BAC)
  • Ignition interlock device mandatory if BAC is over .15
  • Penalties for subsequent or multiple offense DUI’s are significantly more severe and may include jail time, extended loss of driving privileges and fines.

Heroin Drunk Driving Arrests

If you were found with drugs in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The penalties for these charges can be substantially more severe than the DUI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and jail time.

Signs of Driving Under the Influence of Heroin

There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of heroin. They are:

  • Heroin and heroin paraphernalia in car
  • Driving excessively slowly
  • Erratic driving behaviors
  • Slurred speech
  • Incoherence
  • Glazed, droopy eyes
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Impaired motor skills

Contact a Delaware Heroin DWI Defense Lawyer

Call me, Delaware Heroin DUI Lawyer Brian J. Chapman to discuss your case at 302-656-2528. Or, you can contact Wilmington Heroin DWI Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman here via email. You need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney who truly has your best interest in mind. Let me use my experience, knowledge and resources to work for you.