When most people hear the term DUI, they think of driving under the influence of alcohol. However, a person can be convicted of a DUI in Arizona for having drugs in their system or even being under the influence of prescription medication.
Many people traveling to Arizona from California or Nevada may pass through Kingman, Arizona. Both California and Nevada have legalized recreational marijuana, along with Arizona who just recently legalized it. One of the most common occurrences is someone from the Phoenix area driving up to Las Vegas, Nevada, for a weekend. Suppose that person ingests recreational marijuana while in Las Vegas. In that case, they are at risk if they are pulled over in Kingman (or any other part of Arizona) for even trivial, minor traffic infractions. Suppose a police officer believes that you may have recently ingested marijuana. In that case, they will conduct field sobriety tests and often arrest you for a DUI. This is because a person can be charged with a DUI in Arizona for simply having a drug or its metabolite in their system when they were driving, regardless of whether that drug actually impaired them.
There are two ways that a person can be charged with a DUI involving drugs in Kingman, Arizona:
The Rosenstein Law Group has a team of experienced DUI attorneys who have represented clients charged with DUI for driving with drugs in their system, including:
One of the first questions people often ask is, “What is the punishment for a DUI involving drugs?” The answer is often shocking for those people dealing with their first-ever DUI charge. If you are convicted of a DUI involving drugs in Kingman, you will face serious consequences, including:
If you are arrested or charged with a DUI involving drugs in Kingman, Arizona, contact the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or online to speak with one of our attorneys. We offer a free consultation so we can evaluate how to handle your case best. The beginning stages of any DUI case are imperative. Your initial consultation and preliminary case evaluation will help to protect your rights and prepare a solid defense.