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Driving while impaired by drugs? You could face significant charges

On Behalf of | May 13, 2020 | Criminal Defense

When you decided to go out with your friends for the evening, you didn’t intend to break the law. You thought you’d have a nice night out, and then you’d go home without incident.

One of your friends thought it would be a good idea to try some MDMA while you were at the club. They felt like it might loosen you up, so you caved in to peer pressure. Unfortunately, you also ended up getting caught by a police officer when you decided to leave and drive home while still impaired.

If you’re caught driving while impaired, you probably know that you could face a DUI. However, did you know that you could also get a DUI for driving while under the influence of drugs? You may not have known that you were still impaired when you decided to drive, and you might not have realized what an impact the drugs would have on you. Regardless, you can face a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) charge for your actions.

How will the authorities determine that you’re impaired by drugs?

The authorities can use many methods to determine if you are impaired. One of the easiest ways is to simply have you perform field sobriety tests. If you fail, they may arrest you or take you to the hospital. In some cases, they may seek blood tests to verify if you have drugs in your system. In any case, it is important that you know that you have the right to defend yourself and your reputation. Make sure that you ask to speak with your attorney.