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Defending Against Drug DUI Charges in Missouri

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!

Minimize DUI Drug Charges in Missouri and Kansas

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 drug charge.

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.

The Impact of a Drug DUI Charge

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.

Contact Our Kansas City Drug DUI Attorney Today

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.

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