Olathe DUI Drug Lawyer
Call 913.232.2518 Today for Experienced Representation
When people think of
DUI, they usually think of a drunk driver; however, driving under the influence
is not restricted to alcohol-related offenses alone. A person can also
be arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance,
or even a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drug. Illegal drugs have
a similar effect on the brain as alcohol does, inhibiting the thought
process and slowing a person's reaction time so that they cannot avoid
danger in time. Many prescription and OTC drugs have side-effect that
are much the same, which is why operating a motor vehicle is not recommended
after taking some of these drugs.
Have you been accused of driving while under the influence of drugs?
Contact us today to protect your rights and driving privileges.
Drug DUI Defense Strategies We Can Use
If an officer pulls someone over under suspicion of driving under the influence
of drugs or alcohol, they could ask them to submit to a series of field
sobriety tests. These tests evaluate the suspect's motor skills and
attention capacity so that the officer can determine whether or not there
is adequate ground to believe that they are intoxicated. Failing one or
more of these tests – or a blood or urine test – are enough
for an officer to make a legal arrest, but there are defense strategies
For instance, if your doctor prescribed a drug without warning you of its
side-effects, you may be able to have your charges reduced or dismissed.
Likewise, an OTC drug manufacturer might not have provided adequate warnings
on the packaging for their product. Or perhaps you took no drugs at all
and have simply been falsely accused. Whatever the case may be,
contact a Olathe DUI lawyer immediately to make sure that you have excellent legal defense.
Consult with a Criminal Defense Attorney in Johnson County
Martin & Wallentine, LLC handles countless DUI cases each year and
could provide the representation you need. We offer the personal touch
of a small firm while still obtaining big firm results. Call 913.232.2518
today to schedule a free consultation or fill out our
online form to get started on your defense. A better future is waiting.