When you mention the word “DUI,” what’s the first thing that you think of? For most people, it’s driving while drunk. However, DUI charges aren’t limited to just alcohol intoxication, but any form of inebriation that could impact your ability to drive safely. One of the fastest-growing threats of intoxication on the roads today is driving while under the influence of drugs, and today, DUID charges can carry extremely heavy, even life-changing penalties if you are found guilty in court.
Have you been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs? If so, you should not hesitate to contact a Kansas City criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Rokusek Stein Law, LLC, we understand how difficult DUI charges can be for you and your loved ones, and we work hard to help you successfully navigate your case with confidence. We have more than 30 years of combined practice experience on all court levels, and have helped numerous clients obtain a successful outcome after their arrest. We believe every client deserves top-quality representation for their trial, and we tailor our strategy to meet your needs and offer you the dedicated, quality defense you’re looking for.
If you have been accused of driving under the influence of drugs, call Rokusek Stein Law, LLC today by dialing (913) 583-0465 to request a free consultation!
While alcohol-intoxicated DUI numbers are actually decreasing thanks to better education and responsible actions, drugged driving is quickly rising to take its place. A 2009 study showed that as many as 16 percent of drivers could have some form of intoxicating or ability-inhibiting drugs in their system.
One of the largest reasons for this is that the laws are designed to include “any drug,” which can include medications or other drugs you have received via a valid prescription from a doctor. Being legally allowed to consume a substance does not excuse driving while under the influence of one. Most drugs that have a risk for driving-impairment side effects will come with a warning not to drive or operate machinery while using them, but some people still continue to drive, not recognizing that they are impaired and subject to being charged with DUID (driving under the influence of drugs).
A breathalyzer does not work for driving under the influence of drugs, so if an officer suspects that you are intoxicated while driving, they can arrest you and order you to take a blood or urine test, which you are required to submit to under our state’s “implied consent” law. If you cannot take a blood test for any reason (such as anemia), you are allowed to inform the officer of your condition but you will still be required to take the urine test. Your refusal to take this test could be submitted as evidence against you, as well as lead to an added license suspension.
If you are facing charges for driving under the influence of drugs, don’t hesitate! Contact Rokusek Stein Law, LLC online now to begin assembling your defense.