Most people think of drinking and driving when they hear that someone has been charged with a DUI. While alcohol is most commonly connected with DUI charges, you can also be charged with an offense if you are under the influence of drugs. Whether it is marijuana, cocaine or a prescription medication or drug, the underlying element that will be looked at is whether the substance caused you to be intoxicated and if that state resulted in impaired driving.
There is another factor which comes into play with a DUI and drugs. In many cases, you can be charged with additional crimes relating to your possession or transportation of drugs, separate from your DUI charges.
These penalties may be enhanced if you are charged with a drug crime as well.
At the Neighbors Law Office, I take the time to explain your charges, the DUI process and what you can expect each step of the way. I want to get your side of the story on what happened and with your help, the tactics for your case can be determined.
DUI drug charges can be more difficult for prosecutors to prove based on inadequate technology for determining the level of drugs in a person's system and the effects on their driving. If you are charged with any DUI offense related to drugs, your best opportunity for a positive result comes from consulting a committed Overland Park DUI attorney.
As with drinking and driving charges, defense against DUI with drugs frequently comes from attacking the reasons and legality of why you were stopped in the first place and the tests that were conducted that allegedly showed drug intoxication and driving impairment. As a proven trial attorney, I look for the mistakes, flaws and errors in procedure that can weaken or defeat the prosecution's case.
My focus on DUI defense, as opposed to other criminal matters, gives you the chance to have an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to effectively combat DUI and drug charges.