People are accustomed to hearing about DUI arrests for alcohol. In fact, that is probably the most common arrest. The bottom line is, if you are driving and you are driving in a way that appears as though you are intoxicated, you will get pulled over - assuming a police officer sees you. It does not have to be alcohol intoxication. You can also be on various drugs that are on the list to avoid when driving.
What else don’t you know about a DUI?
- Breathalyzer tests are not entirely accurate. While you may still get arrested if you blow a certain alcohol level, the accuracy of such devices can be brought up as invalid in court. Driving under the influence of drugs requires a blood test, which you do have to submit to. This is done for a drug dui. Representation will help work out the details.
- Some “illicit” drugs are also medications for real medical need. At the same time, you could end up getting arrested for a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). In this case, a blood test may be practical to confirm that the drugs are prescribed.
- From the time of arrest for drug intoxication while driving, you have exactly ten days to file an appeal to keep your driving rights. Otherwise, you can be facing large fines and long-term driving restriction.
- In the case of a DUI with drugs, you must be read your rights at the time of arrest. Understand that the best thing to do is remain silent.
- It is possible to plead down. With the help of a professional DUI attorney, they can often plead down your case for lesser penalties.
- It is not necessary to plead guilty. In fact, it is ill-advised. Check with your attorney regarding options.