DUI For Drugs: What You Need To Know

Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs

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Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUID) in Texas? Drug-related DWIs occur a lot and Texas police officers can be unforgiving when these happen.

The following are the type of drugs, which can affect your mental and physical state while driving:

  1. Prescription Drugs

  2. Over-The-Counter Drugs

  3. Illegal Drugs (eg cocaine, marijuana, heroin and ecstasy)

Jim Butler Law | Drug Driving Penalties | Driving under the influence of drugsIn a drug-related DWI case, it is important to know if the drug you have taken caused the unsteady driving. Officers watch out for slurred speech, unsteady balance, lack of focus, and confusion. If they see all these, roadside drug testing can occur, and you can be arrested.

 

Take note, however, that you might not be aware of the effects when you take your prescription drugs, for example, together with alcohol. You might not realize it, but driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol can have dangerous side effects especially when driving on drugs. The reaction is different for each person; it can also depend on the amount of alcohol and drug consumption and the tolerance level of the driver.

When you are caught in this situation, don’t waste a moment of your time to call a reputable and experienced defense attorney. Not acting fast can lead you to face some serious penalties like incarceration, mandatory counseling, driver’s license suspension and hefty fines.

Jim Butler has been handling drug driving charges for several decades in the Houston area.Jim Butler Law Firm | Drug Driving Penalties In fact, Attorney Jim Butler has committed all of his time working on DWI related cases. If you work with him, you are assured that a tough and aggressive litigator will represent you.

After the arrest, you have 15 days to schedule your alr hearing. If you’re not able to do this, your driver license is immediately suspended.  Of course, in many drug DUI cases individuals will blow under a .08.  In fact, often times people will below .00.  If this is the case, your license to drive will not automatically suspended under the Texas Implied Consent Statute.  If you would like more information on this tactic please feel free to contact us. Having a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer can save you a lot of time and cost. The team at Butler Law Firm will be able to assist and discuss with you the important things you need to know, and what you need to do next.

Attorney Jim Butler will offer his experience to help you to avoid drug driving penalties and convictions. Contact us for more information!