Phoenix Drug DUI Attorneys

Phoenix Drug DUI Attorney

Drugged Driving Attorneys Serving Arizona

Driving under the influence is taken very seriously in the state of Arizona. Though many people associate getting a DUI only for driving while intoxicated by alcohol, it is also applicable when a person is found driving under the influence of drugs. Drugs can have a serious impact on a person’s ability to function, especially while they are driving. If you have been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, it is important to seek the guidance of an attorney who can effectively represent your case. The experienced attorneys at Weintraub & Weintraub can search for all possible legal defenses in an effort to have your charges reduced or dropped. Contact our firm today for strong legal representation for your Phoenix drug DUI charge.

Consequences of a Drug DUI in Arizona

If you have been charged with a Drug DUI in Arizona, the consequences are serious and can have an impact on your life for years down the road. If you are pulled over by law enforcement and there is the suspicion that you are under the influence of drugs, the officer may request that you take a blood or urine test to determine your blood concentration of drugs. When you get your driver’s license, you automatically give your consent to take a blood or urine test. Arizona law states that if you are found to have any concentration of drugs in your blood while driving, you can be charged with a Drug DUI. Additionally, you may be subject to other drug possession charges if law enforcement finds any quantity of controlled substances in your vehicle or on your person at the time of your arrest.

The consequences of a Drug DUI arrest are similar to the ones you would face if you were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. These minimum penalties are as follows:

First offense Drug DUI:

  • Between 1 and 10 days in jail
  • Drug Screening and Counseling
  • A $250 fine plus surcharges
  • $500 Prison Construction Fee
  • $500 Department of Public Safety Fee
  • No probation
  • 90 days to 1 year of suspended driving privileges

Second or subsequent offense

It is no surprise that the second or subsequent Drug DUI offense often results in more significant penalties. Some of these minimum consequences include the following:

  • Between 30 and 90 days in jail
  • Drug Screening and Counseling
  • 30 hours of community service
  • A $500 fine plus surcharges
  • $1250 Prison Construction Fee
  • $1250 Department of Public Safety Fee
  • No probation
  • 1 year of revoked driving privileges

Defenses

There are a number of defenses that our attorneys will look for when you are charged with a Drug DUI. Some of these include:

  • The accused not driving or in actual physical control of the vehicle at the time of the stop
  • The law enforcement officer had no reasonable suspicion to conduct an investigative stop
  • The law enforcement officer not having probable cause for an arrest
  • The law enforcement officer improperly administered field sobriety tests
  • The law enforcement officer violated your constitutional rights
  • The blood or urine sample that was not obtained or analyzed properly

Contact a Phoenix Drug DUI attorney

If you are facing Drug DUI charges in the Phoenix area, it is important to seek strong legal representation. The consequences can be devastating, leaving you with repercussions that can last far into the future. Weintraub & Weintraub understand the seriousness of this matter and are ready to take on your case. Contact our firm today.

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