Driving under the influence of drugs is 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 only taken medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor.
Lawful possession of prescription medication does not entitle a person to drive under the influence of the drug to the extent that their 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 case require probation, the suspension of your driving privileges, fines and court costs among others.
Be sure that you have strong representation on your side to ensure that your rights are protected at all times. At the law firm of Ringsmuth, Day & O’Halloran, PLLC, our Fort Myers attorneys handling drug-related DUI cases represent clients arrested for a DUI. We pursue every option available in an effort to reach the best possible outcome for each client.
Building the strongest possible defense on your behalf in a majority of drug-related DUI cases in Florida, blood or urine tests are used to confirm the presence of intoxicants in one’s system. When you hire our firm, our attorneys will work to ensure that the police had the right to request the test, that the results were provided in a timely manner and that the test results are accurate.
If there was anything improper about the way the evidence was gathered, we will seek to have the evidence suppressed and the charges dismissed. We understand how overwhelming these situations can be and the impact they can have on your life. We will do everything in our power to protect your rights and keep your record clean.