Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
DUID Defense Attorney in Jacksonville, FL
There is a common misconception that DUI charges only refer to drivers
who are under the influence of alcohol – the truth, however, is
that it also refers to driving under the influence of controlled substances.
While this cannot be tested through typical BAC tests, such as the breath
test, it can often be defined as any point where the drugs affect the
driver's normal facilities.
This could mean anything from difficulties making judgments, as well as
difficulty with motor control or even hearing, talking or walking. It
can also be found through other tests, such as the blood and urine tests.
Penalties for drugged driving are very similar to those for drunk driving.
For a first time offense, penalties could include:
- Fines up to $1,000
- Jail for up to six months
- Up to a year of license suspension
- 50 hours of community service
- 10 day vehicle impoundment / immobilization
Arrested for drugged driving? Get help now!
DUI comes in a variety of types, among them being driving under the influence
of drugs (DUID). Unlike a charge of drinking and driving, persons charged
with DUID show no signs of alcohol on
blood and breath tests that measure blood alcohol content (BAC). Instead, what shows up is the presence of drugs and/or medication. Many
individuals taking prescription medications can be—and frequently
are—pulled over, investigated and then arrested.
Officers will not care whether or not the medication you're on at the
time of your arrest was legally prescribed; all they will be concerned
with is the affect the drugs have played on your ability to successfully
operate a vehicle. Therefore, if you have been arrested for DUID then
one of the first steps you should take upon your release from jail is
to contact a Jacksonville DUI lawyer.
DUID Lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida
No matter what the circumstances of your case may be, it is always important
to have legal representation by your side. Anything you say can and will
be used against you, and you do not want to risk leaving yourself unprotected
in this type of situation. Fortunately, at Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. our
attorneys have more than 90 years of combined experience we can put to
work for you.
We know how to challenge the inconsistent results yielded by standardized
field sobriety tests; furthermore, we are familiar with the procedures required of law enforcement
officers conducting breath and blood tests. If you were
stopped unlawfully or the results of your intoxication level were read incorrectly, then
this is no longer a case just about your impairment. We are ready to help
prepare you for whatever the prosecution, judge and trial might throw
your way. From cases of
plea bargains we have seen and covered it all and your case could be could be next on our list.
Contact the Jacksonville DUI attorney for experienced representation!