Even if you have a prescription for the drugs found in your system, the State can still choose to prosecute you for DUI if they feel the taking of your medication impaired your ability to drive.
When evaluating your prescription DUI case the attorney will consider the following:
- The reason for the stop. If there was non reason for the stop or arrest then the results of the urine screen may be able to be suppressed.
- The reason the officer asked for a urine test. Did they ask because they had reasonable suspicion that you took some type of drug or did they just not like the result of your breath test?
- Are the drugs in your system metabolites? Meaning that at the time of the urine test there were no active drugs within your system
- Are you taking the prescription as directed? Your usage can affect the results of a test. When the toxicologist reads the results of your test, they can usually determine if the level of drug found in your system is consistent with how the doctor told you to take the drug. When the toxicologist takes the witness stand and tells a jury that it looks like you are taking your prescription as directed juries are less likely to believe you are impaired.
These are only some of the considerations the DUI defense attorneys consider when you hire Finebloom & Haenel. Our attorneys have years of experience defending people from the charges of DUI. We do not only handle alcohol related incidents. We have taken drug DUI cases to trial and know how to handle the experts.
Call us today at 407-218-6277. We are available 24/7 to discuss how we can obtain the most favorable outcome for your situation. Any delay can affect your rights! Call the experienced team of Finebloom & Haenel today!