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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)

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 manslaughter to plea bargains we have seen and covered it all and your case could be could be next on our list.

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