Johnson County 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. A person can also be arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, or even a prescription or an over-the-counter (OTC) drug. Illegal drugs and alcohol have a similar effect on the brain - inhibiting thought processes and slowing a person's reaction time so that they cannot avoid dangers in time. Many prescription and OTC drugs have side-effects 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 and didn't warn you of its side-effects, you may be able to have your charges reduced or even 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 just been falsely accused. Whatever the case may be, contact an experienced Johnson County 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 many 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) 764-9700 today to schedule a consultation or fill out our online form to get started on your defense. A better future is waiting.
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