DUI Involving Drugs
Baltimore DWI Attorney
Maryland DUI and DWI laws are not restricted to cases of drunk driving. It is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs, or impaired by drugs. This includes illegal street drugs, controlled substances and certain prescription drugs. The law is designed to keep the roads clear of anyone whose ability to drive safely and respond to road emergencies would be limited through drugs or alcohol. It is important to understand the unique implications of a DUI arrest where drugs are involved, and how this situation could affect your future. A seasoned Baltimore DWI attorney can consult with you about the case to determine the best approach for defending yourself against the prosecution.
If you were arrested for DUI/DWI on the grounds that you were taking a medication or drug for which you had a legal prescription, you will face the standard DUI penalties that apply. This can include jail time, license suspension and fines. You will also have your insurance rates increased significantly, as you will be classified as a high risk driver. The penalties for a DUI arrest when you have been caught under the influence of an illegal drug such as cocaine, marijuana or ecstasy can be compounded with charges of drug possession. You could face a significantly longer jail term, and it is vital to prevent a guilty verdict in this case.
Baltimore DUI Lawyer serving Howard County and Baltimore County
The law firm of Richard S. Miller, Attorney at Law has successfully defended many people in your position, and I know how worried you may be right now. As a member of the National Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys and the National College of DUI Defense, I have extensive training and experience with this type of charge. You may have been the victim of an unlawful police stop, and I will investigate every aspect of your arrest to find a way to resolve the situation.
Contact a Baltimore DWI attorney
for aggressive defense when you face charges for a drug-related DWI arrest.