Drug crimes are serious, and two that could have a lasting impact on your life are an OVI or DUI. OVIs and DUIs can happen when people are intoxicated by alcohol, but they can also be a result of drug impairment.
If you are impaired by drugs while driving, or if it’s suspected that you were using drugs, then the police may have you perform field sobriety tests and take you to the hospital for blood testing. In some cases, you could end up facing further charges for any drug paraphernalia found in your vehicle or drugs found in your possession.
The good news is that you are able to defend yourself against these types of accusations and charges. In fact, you may have been driving while impaired without realizing that you were drugged or that you’d taken a medication that would affect your ability to drive. You have a right to pursue a strong defense to protect yourself, your license and your rights.
It’s easy to jump to conclusions when drugs may be involved
It is true that it’s easy to jump to conclusions when drugs could be involved in a case. The authorities may believe that you’re impaired and look past other possibilities, such as dealing with symptoms of a medical condition or being drugged by another party unknowingly. It’s your defense attorney’s job to look into why you were pulled over, what the police gathered as evidence and how the prosecution is looking at your case.
By getting more information, your attorney will then be able to help you start to build a defense. That way, you can argue against the DUI or OVI by showing that you were doing your best to drive safely, that the police didn’t stop you for a good reason or with other information.
If you get an OVI or DUI, then you could lose your license, see your insurance rates skyrocket and have to deal with the fallout. It’s worth taking the time to defend yourself and protect your rights, so you have the best chance of a successful criminal defense case.