Florida DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs)
When most people think of DUI, they think of driving under the influence of alcohol. Just as it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while your abilities are impaired by alcohol, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs (DUID). For this reason it is important to know that driving under the influence of drugs(DUID) is also a serious offense and carries the same consequences as driving under the influence of alcohol. You may be prosecuted for DUI even if you have taken medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor. A driver will face the same criminal charges of DUI if he or she is found to be driving under the influence of a prescription drug, marijuana, an illegal narcotic, a chemical substance, or even an over-the-counter medicine.
Just because you are taking legally prescribed medication does not mean you are allowed to drive under the influence of the drug, if your“normal faculties are impaired.” If you are impaired by a controlled substance you may be prosecuted and convicted of DUI. The consequences for a conviction on a drug-related DUI include the suspension of your driving privilege, fines, court costs, jail time, probation, community service and court-ordered drug treatment or counseling.
How to Find the Right Florida DUID Defense Lawyer for Your Case
When you find yourself facing Florida DUID charges you want to be sure that you have strong representation on your side fighting for your rights and your freedom. At the Florida DUI Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A., we pursue every option available in an effort to reach the best possible outcome for each client.
Building the Strongest Possible Defense
DUI cases involving drugs are often very different than those involving alcohol. A breath test cannot be used to detect drugs in the driver’s system. In the majority of drug-related DUI cases, blood or urine tests are used to confirm the presence of intoxicants in your system,and even a blood or urine test will not always be accurate in determining the actual level of drugs in a driver’s system. When you retain the Florida DUI Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. you can rest easy knowing that Richard G. Salzmanand his experienced staff will be working to ensurethat the police properly requested the test, that the results were provided in a timely manner, and that the test results are accurate.
If we find that there was anything improper about the way the evidence was gathered, we will seek to have the evidence suppressed or excluded and the charges dismissed. We understand how intimidating the whole process can be and how much something like this can impact you, your family and your whole life! We will do everything in our powerto protect your rights, fight for your freedom and keep your record clean.
Are You About to Let Your Recent Florida DUID Ruin Your Life?
Despite what you’ve heard, getting arrested for a Florida DUID is no longer a hopeless case. There are many effective and successful strategies to fight misdemeanor or serious felony charges or at least keep adverse consequences to a minimum. Don’t face imprisonment, fines and the suspension of your Florida Driver’s License simply because you were driving after taking your prescription medication or an over the counter medicine. Don’t allow your reputation to be ruined because a police officer has accused you of driving under the influence of an illegal street drug.
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