Attorneys Defending Against Charges of DUI Involving Drugs in Melbourne, Florida

When most people think of DUI charges, drunk driving is the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is possible to be charged with a DUI if there is a suspicion you are under the influence of drugs, including legally prescribed prescription medications. Because a charge of DUI involving drugs is a criminal charge, it is important to get experienced legal advice before entering a plea.

At Platt Hopwood Attorneys at Law PLLC, our lawyers help protect the rights of people facing criminal charges in Melbourne, and throughout the Space Coast and Treasure Coast regions of Florida. We understand the impact a DUI conviction can have on your life. That is why we work hard to help achieve the best possible results in your case. Contact us online or call 800-479-3032 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

How Is a Drug DUI Determined?

DUI cases involving alcohol are relatively straightforward. If a blood, breath or urine test determines you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, you will be charged with drunk driving. Drug-related DUI suspicions are much harder to measure. Drugs have different effects on different people. Some drugs are flushed out of your body's system quickly. Others, such as marijuana, can leave trace amounts in your system for weeks after last consuming them.

Because these cases are so subjective and often turn on the opinion of the arresting officer or a drug recognition expert, it is possible to build a strong defense against these types of allegations. Our attorneys will thoroughly review the circumstances leading up to your arrest and advise you what options you have for going forward.

Contact Our Lawyers if You Have Been Accused of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

A drug DUI conviction can leave you with heavy fines, a suspended driver's license and even a jail sentence. Do not take your chances alone. Contact us online or call toll free at 800-479-3032 to arrange a free consultation with our attorneys in Brevard County.