1. As used in sections 1 through 5 of this act:
"Conviction" means a final adjudication that a violation has occurred, a final judgment on a verdict, a finding of guilt in a tribunal of original jurisdiction, or a conviction following a plea of guilty, non vult or nolo contendere accepted by a court. It also includes an unvacated forfeiture of bail, bond or collateral deposited to secure the person's appearance in court, or the payment of a fine or court costs, or violation of a condition of release without bail, regardless of whether the penalty is rebated, suspended or probated.
"Drug offense" means a conviction or an adjudication under juvenile proceedings for the possession, distribution, manufacture, cultivation, sale, transfer, or the attempt or conspiracy to possess, distribute, manufacture, cultivate, sell, or transfer any substance, the possession of which is prohibited under the federal Controlled Substances Act or a conviction or adjudication of delinquency for any violation of a law substantially similar in nature to the "Comprehensive Drug Reform Act of 1987," N.J.S.2C:35-1 et al.
"Person" means a natural person who is a resident of New Jersey at the time of the violation resulting in the conviction or adjudication of delinquency or who holds a New Jersey driver's license or permit at the time of the violation resulting in the conviction or adjudication of delinquency.