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DUI & Drugs

Aggressive Defense for Charges of Drugged Driving

Driving under the influence (DUI) is not limited to alcohol alone. Florida law allows for law enforcement officers to arrest anyone who is too impaired to safely operate a motor vehicle, which includes being intoxicated by drugs of any kind. DUI arrests involving drugs can be more difficult to prosecute since there is no easy way to determine whether there are any chemical substances in the motorist's bloodstream. Drunk drivers can take a breathalyzer test and be arrested for a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, but breath tests do not work for drugs and medications. Blood tests are possible, but do not render immediate results; therefore, law enforcement officers must use field sobriety tests and their own judgment to determine whether or not a drugged driving arrest is valid.

Defense Strategies for Charges of DUI & Drugs

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, a Jacksonville DUI lawyer from Parks & Braxton, PA can provide the capable defense that you need. We can study every detail of your arrest to uncover any police misconduct or we can fight your charges based on lack of evidence. Even if you submitted to a blood test that came back positive for controlled substance use or prescription drugs, we have obtained verdicts of "not guilty" as well as dismissals for such cases in the past. We can handle your defense no matter how serious your charges may seem!

Controlled Substances & Prescription Drugs

Some people may think that you cannot be arrested for DUI of drugs unless you are under the influence of a controlled substance, such as marijuana, cocaine, or heroin, but such is not the case. Police officers have every right to arrest anyone who is unable to safely operate a motor vehicle, whether that is due to drunkenness, impaired vision, excessive fatigue, or the effects of an illegal drug or any kind of prescription or over-the-counter medication. Your doctor should warn you if a prescription drug has side effects such as blurred vision, fatigue, impaired motor function, and impaired reflexes. You could fight your charges based on your doctor's negligence, police misconduct, or lack of evidence.

Hire a Jacksonville DUI Attorney Today

Parks & Braxton, PA has 40 years of combined legal experience in both prosecution and defense. Today, our lawyers use their knowledge of both sides to provide the most thorough and effective DUI defense available. We are highly recognized for our success - just take a look at our recent court wins to see for yourself - and we have won literally thousands of cases.

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Case #05-2013-CT-065706 Defendent arrested after failing field tests and blowing above .08 at checkpoint. The State dropped the DUI. View All Wins
Case #7939-XEM Defendent arrested after rear-ending another vehicle and failing field sobriety test. The DUI was dismissed. View All Wins
Case #11-018737MM10A Defendent arrested after failing field sobriety test. The State dropped the DUI. View All Wins