If you are pulled over by a police officer and he smells the presence of marijuana or has any other reason to suspect that you are driving under the influence (DUI) of a controlled substance, the officer can ask you to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test. If the results of the chemical test confirm that you have recently taken, injected, or inhaled a controlled, you can be charged with DUI with drugs.
West Palm Beach Drugged DUI Defense Attorney
Driving under the influence of drugs in Florida is a serious offense that can result in severe penalties. If you have been arrested for DUI with drugs in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Riviera Beach, or anywhere else in Palm Beach County, take an aggressive approach in your defense by contacting Andrew D. Stine, P.A..
As a former army medic and having spent time as a public defender, Andrew Stine will take a militant approach to your case. Contact him today at 561.880.4300 to set up a free consultation on your case.
Information Center for DUI with Drugs
- Driving Under the Influence of Controlled Substances in Florida
- Penalties for DUI with Drugs in West Palm Beach
According to Fla. Stat. § 316.193, an individual is guilty of driving under the influence of drugs if he or she is in actual physical control of a vehicle while his or her normal faculties are impaired as a result of taking a controlled substance. Drugs that are most commonly associated with DUI include:
Individuals can also be charged with DUI with drugs if they operate a vehicle while under the influence of prescription drugs such as Valium or Xanax, even if the drugs have been legally prescribed to them.
If an individual is convicted of DUI with drugs for the first time, he or she faces up to six months behind bars, along with a fine between the amount of $500 and $1,000.
For a second conviction of this offense, an individual can be sentenced to up to nine months of imprisonment, and a mandatory placement of an ignition interlock system, at the offender’s expense, on all vehicles that are owned by the offender.
If an individual commits this offense a third time within 10 years of their most previous conviction, he or she is guilty of a third degree felony which is punishable by up to five years in prison, and/or a fine of up to $5,000. In addition to these penalties, the individual will also have to pay to have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her vehicle for two years.
Rigorously Preparing Your Defense
If you have been charged with DUI of controlled substances anywhere in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Pahokee, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, and Tequesta, contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. as soon as possible, so that we can begin rigorously preparing your defense.
Your first consultation with Andrew D. Stine, P.A. is free, so call 561.880.4300 today and schedule yours. With over a decade of criminal defense experience, Andrew Stine has developed the legal knowledge and skill that you desire.