The most common types of DUI charges in Payson are alcohol related. But DUI arrests are on the rise for people under the influence of drugs, too. Most people know that you can be arrested for DUI if you have illegal drugs in your system, but you may not know that you can get a DUI for having legal prescription medications in your system. This is especially true with the rise of medical marijuana patients in Arizona.
There are two ways you can be charged with a DUI involving drugs in Payson, Arizona:
Note that you can be arrested and convicted of DUI for having any controlled drug or its metabolite in your system. This means that regardless of whether you were impaired, you can still be convicted of DUI.
Some of the common types of drugs that may lead to a DUI conviction include:
So, what is the punishment for a Payson DUI drugs conviction? Even for a first-time offense, you will be facing:
When you see that you can be convicted of DUI simply for having a drug or its metabolite in your system, you might wonder if it is worth it to hire an attorney to represent you. A good DUI defense attorney knows that any results from a blood test are only part of the story.
Your attorney must look at all the evidence available. This means going beyond simply what’s written in the police report. The only way to successfully defend against a drug DUI is to investigate every aspect of the case. We look at your own personal background and how that may affect your case.
Additionally, an experienced attorney might be able to unearth evidence that points to an invalid stop, illegal search, or other violation of your constitutional rights, including your right to counsel. A successful DUI defense can lead to suppression of evidence, including the results of your blood test.
The attorneys at the Rosenstein Law Group have defended drivers like you against many DUI charges. We offer free consultations so that you can get an upfront evaluation of your case. If you are arrested or charged with a drug DUI in Payson, contact the Rosenstein Law Group at 480-248-7666 or online to speak with one of our attorneys and schedule a free consultation.