Jacksonville DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs) Lawyer

DUID is the crime of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Most of the time, the drug in question is marijuana, but a driver can become impaired by a wide range of drugs from heroin to over-the-counter allergy medicine.

If you are charged with a DUID, you will most likely face the same penalties as an alcohol-related DUI. The circumstances, however, can be vastly different. Unlike a DUI, there is no set limit for how much of a drug you can have in your system before you are considered “impaired”—further complicating matters, blood or urine tests can show traces of drugs from days ago, long after they’ve stopped having any effect on the driver.

A good Jacksonville DUID attorney can use these flaws to your advantage. By fighting to prove the unreliability of chemical tests on drugs in the system, for example, your attorney can cast substantial doubt on this evidence. In addition, the majority of field sobriety tests were not designed for measuring drug impairment. While you have the right to refuse submitting to field sobriety tests, even if you take the tests and fail, your attorney can fight to have the results made inadmissible in court.

If you are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, even if you failed a blood or urine test, you need the help of an experienced DUI lawyer who can effectively fight for your rights. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a top Jacksonville DUID lawyer today.