Charged with DUI Involving Drugs?
Trust the Guidance of Attorney Steve Schanker!
In Missouri and Kansas, a driver can be arrested and convicted for driving
under the influence of either an illegal drug or a physician-prescribed
drug. The question is simply whether the drugs in your system caused you
to be intoxicated or to be incapable of safely operating your vehicle.
A Drug Recognition Expert is often called upon to administer a series
of tests on a driver to see if the drug or drugs in the person's system
can be identified and then to see if they are affecting the ability to
safely drive. It is important to contact an attorney experienced in
DUI practice and procedures to have the winning edge.
Call now for a free consultation if you have been charged with a DUI involving drugs!
Avoiding Maximum Penalties for Your DUI
DUI charges for driving under the influence of drugs carry penalties that
are as harsh as drunk driving penalties. The drugs need not be illegal
for the law to have been violated - any drug that impairs your ability
to safely operate a vehicle can be taken into account in a DUI case. Medications
and drugs that can affect your ability to drive can lead to a DUI and
This includes the medications that were legally prescribed to you by a
physician. A police officer may use a blood test, or where necessary a
urine test, to determine if there are drugs in your system that could
have led to impaired driving. Even without these tests, however, charges
may still be filed based on the officer's judgment of your driving,
your appearance and any
field sobriety tests administered.
Defense from the Experienced Kansas City DUI Lawyer
If you are charged with a DUI involving drugs, you may face imprisonment,
fines, community service, and mandatory drug treatment programs. Your
license may be suspended and you may also face a period of probation.
Depending on the circumstances, separate charges and penalties may apply
in relation to the drugs involved in the case. It is vital that you have
a Kansas City DUI attorney on your side when threatened with such consequences.
Beyond those ordered by the court, your job and relationships may also
suffer. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better your chances of
avoiding such damage.
Get Your Free Evaluation Today: (816) 607-8860
For high-quality representation at very reasonable rates, talk to
Attorney Steve Schanker. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas and has received a
Martindale-Hubbell AV rating from his contemporaries for his excellence
in ethics and professional ability. Having taken hundreds of DUI cases
through municipal and state courts an achieved an impressive record of
success, he can address your case with competence and dedication. If you
have been charged with a DUI involving drugs,
contact a Kansas City DUI lawyer immediately.