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DUI Drugs

Fort Myers DUI Drugs Attorneys

Advocating Your Rights Against Drugged Driving Charges

After an arrest for driving under the influence of drugs in Fort Myers, it is important that you contact Parks & Braxton, PA immediately. As a premier DUI defense firm, our skilled lawyers have been educating other attorneys across Florida at seminars on effective DUI defense and can use these proven strategies on your behalf to challenge the evidence presented against you. With over 45 years of experience, we have a proven track record of successfully representing thousands of clients and obtaining favorable outcomes. We are ready to defend all types of DUI charges and we never back down to challenges.

Our Fort Myers DUI attorneys are looking forward to helping you. Call now for a free consultation at (239) 217-3723!

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Florida

While it is common knowledge that drinking and driving can get you in trouble with the law, it seems like fewer people are actually aware that driving under the influence of drugs is also illegal. Whether it is any type of illegal street drug or prescription medication, when your normal faculties have become impaired, you can be arrested under Florida Statutes §316.193 (2012) and may face serious consequences.

Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, penalties may include:

  • Six months in jail
  • Up to $1000 fine
  • Up to 50 hours community service
  • Driver's license suspension for 180 days to a year

Defense Strategies for DUI with Drugs

During a drugged driving arrest, you cannot be given a breathalyzer test to determine impairment. While it may be possible that the arresting officer may require you to take chemical tests of the blood or urine, there is no certain way to determine the exact moment the drugs were taken and if the amount of drugs in your system is enough to cause impairment.

In DUI with drugs, the arresting officer will have to rely on his own observations of erratic behavior and other tell-tale signs such as red eyes or slurred speech for primary evidence. To defend you, our Fort Myers DUI attorney will have to challenge the evidence at hand. We will vigorously cross-examine the officer in court and convince the judge that your arrest is baseless considering that the primary evidence is founded on subjective opinions and not actual objective evidence. In case you were asked to perform a Field Sobriety Test (FST), we will work tirelessly to subpoena the footage from the police car dashboard camera and point out the conditions that you were put through while performing the test including inappropriate footwear, harsh weather, or intimidation from the arresting officer.

Let Parks & Braxton, PA Handle Your Case

Our firm has several other defense strategies under our belt that we can utilize on your behalf. It is crucial that you take the first step and get in touch with our DUI defense lawyers as soon as you can. We are ready to help you day or night including weekends and holidays.

Contact Parks & Braxton, PA to schedule a free consultation at (239) 217-3723!

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