DUI & Drugs
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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Florida
DUI & Drug Crime Defense in Gainesville
Driving under the influence can mean driving under the influence of alcohol but is not restricted to this. Illegal drugs such as: marijuana, cocaine, and prescription drugs can impair one's driving and so are subject to the same laws as alcohol consumption.
The difference between a DUI and a DUID driving under the influence of drugs is that a DUID tends to be a more complex charge as the regulations involving driving under the influence of drugs is not as clear. There is no "legal limit," in drug DUI cases, and so the arresting officer must use his or her best judgment in deciding whether the person is fit to drive or not. Only after the arrest is made can the person's ability to drive, or lack thereof, be verified by a series of tests.
A skilled attorney can clarify your charges of DUI of drugs and greatly improve your chances of lessening or eradicating the penalties associated with it.
Our firm has more than15 years of experience in criminal and DUI defense cases. We understand that no matter how responsible of a driver you are, mistakes can happen and innocent drivers can be punished. It is to your advantage to secure the help of an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. At Kinsell Law Firm, we will positively impact the case of every client we take on.
Speak with a Gainesville lawyer today if you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
Understanding Drug Intoxication and DUI Charges
Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious offense in Florida that can result in severe consequences, including jail time, fines, license suspension, and a criminal record. It's important to understand how drug intoxication can affect your ability to drive and how DUI charges are determined.
Drug intoxication can impair your motor skills, judgment, and reaction time, making it dangerous to operate a vehicle. Some common drugs that can cause impairment include marijuana, cocaine, opioids, and prescription medications.
Florida law prohibits driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher and driving under the influence of any controlled substance. However, unlike alcohol, there is no legal limit for drugs, and drug impairment is determined based on evidence such as field sobriety tests, blood tests, and officer observations.
If you're facing DUI charges for drug intoxication, it's crucial to seek the help of an experienced attorney who can build a strong defense on your behalf. At Kinsell Law Firm, we understand the complexities of drug-related DUI cases and can provide the legal guidance and representation you need to protect your rights and fight for a favorable outcome.
Building a Powerful Defense from DUI of Drugs
We understand the detrimental effect a DUI can have on your life, finances and record and will do everything in our power to reduce the damage to our clients. If you call today you can receive some guidance at the very least and at the very best, you can greatly improve your chances of receiving a positive case outcome.
Our firm helps clients to retain their driving privileges and quality of life. We provide clients with a free consultation on their case so that they can start getting some answers from a trained legal professional.
Contact a Gainesville DUI and drugs attorney today if you are facing DUI charges which involve being under the influence of drugs.