Olathe DUI Drug Lawyer

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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 available.

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.

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