Drugged Driving Is A Serious Crime. You Need Serious Help.
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is similar to a DUI or DWAI charge — and it has similar consequences. If convicted, you may face:
- Probation or jail time
- Fines and court costs
- Public service commitments
- Court-ordered rehab or therapy
- Suspension or loss of your license to drive
It is essential to get an experienced, knowledgeable defense lawyer as soon as you find yourself under suspicion of drugged driving. Do not hesitate to begin securing a highly effective defense against the charges you are facing.
The legal team of Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, answers phone calls every day of the year, at all hours. We are available when you need us.
Never Give The Prosecution More To Use
You may not realize that you can be charged with a crime for driving after taking your own prescription medications. You can also be charged with a DUID for driving with something as common as over-the-counter cold or allergy medication in your system.
Many people mistakenly admit to officers that pain medication, cold tablets or something else could be affecting their driving (“I’m not drunk“). They think that the police will understand, especially if they admit that they did not realize the drugs were that powerful.
That is not what happens. Admitting anything to the police is handing the prosecution more evidence to use against you. Call an attorney and exercise your right to remain silent.
Experienced Defense Attorneys Know How To Defeat The Evidence
The chemical tests used by the police can only tell prosecutors what drugs are in your system. They cannot show exactly how long ago you took a drug. The tests cannot show whether the drug was actually affecting your ability to drive. That is often up to the arresting officer to demonstrate.
Experienced defense attorneys know how to beat that kind of evidence in court. Attorney Eric A. Sunness has successfully defended drivers from criminal charges in Fort Collins and northern Colorado for over 25 years. Contact the office today either online or at 970-493-3600. Initial consultations are free — you have nothing to lose.