What should I do regarding a DUI/Controlled Substance case?
Question Details: 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. I don't 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 it's a wrong decision I've made and am willing to live with it. Any information that can guide me on what my options are would be great.
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.