Drug Related DUI
Fort Pierce Drugs & DUI Attorney
Driving under the influence of drugs is just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. When a person chooses to drive under the influence, they not only put their own life in danger, they also risk the lives of the innocent drivers, passengers, and pedestrians around them as well. For this reason, anyone found driving under the influence of a drug, narcotic, or controlled substance will be arrested on DUI charges. People can also be arrested if they are found driving under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter medication as well. It does not matter whether the drug is legal or illegal. What matters is if the drug impairs the driver’s ability to operate his/her vehicle safely, thereby increasing his/her chances of causing a serious or fatal accident.
Penalties for Drug Related DUI
If you have been arrested for a drug related DUI, it is important to find a Fort Pierce DUI lawyer who has experience handling DUI and drug cases. The penalties for driving under the influence of drugs are the same as those for driving under the influence of alcohol, and may include:
- Up to a year in jail (1st Offense)
- Up to 5 years (for a third or more offense)
- $500-$1,000 in fines (1st Offense)
- $1,000-$5,000 in fines (2nd or subsequent offense)
- Driver’s license suspension of 1 year to lifetime
- Ignition interlock device
- Community service
- Mandatory DUI school
In the event that you are responsible for causing a DUI accident that results in serious injury or death, you will not only face enhanced DUI charges and penalties, but you could also be charged with vehicular assault or vehicular manslaughter, both of which carry much heavier penalties than DUI.
Contact an Experienced Fort Pierce DUI Lawyer
Whether this is your first drug related DUI offense, or you have been charged with DUI in the past, you can feel confidant knowing that your case will be handled by a highly skilled DUI defense attorney at the Roden Law Firm. Attorney Jerry Roden has defended countless DUI cases throughout his career, and is extremely knowledgeable about the ins and outs of Florida DUI case law. Let Mr. Roden use his resources, knowledge, and experience to defend you against your charges and help try to win your case in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Brevard Counties!
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, please contact Fort Pierce DUI attorney Jerry Roden today at (771) 465-5171.
For more information about Mr. Roden’s DUI experience, please visit his Fort Pierce DUI website.