Illinois law is especially harsh when it comes to driving and drugs. If you are tested and found to have any amount of an illegal drug — or even a legal prescription drug that has adversely affected your ability to drive — or drug metabolite in your body while you are behind the wheel, you can be charged with a crime just as if you were drunk. And that can lead to severe penalties.
In Illinois, law enforcement does not even need evidence that you are impaired if there is an illegal substance in your urine or blood while you are behind the wheel. These unusual rules mean it is critical to have the help of an experienced defense attorney if you have been charged with a DUI related to drugs. Our firm is ready to help. We have been successfully defending drivers in Illinois since 1986.
Knowledgeable Lawyers Who Can Help With Drug-Related Charges
At Ramsell and Associates, LLC, our Illinois drug DUI lawyers are not just highly experienced in DUI and criminal defense. They are knowledgeable in the areas of toxicology, pharmacology and chemistry — sciences that are essential to many DUI cases — having received extensive specialized training in addition to their legal training. Our firm can help you if your case involves:
- The allegation that you were "high" or otherwise under the influence of drugs while you were operating a vehicle
- Possession of drugs in your vehicle, whether they are illegal drugs like marijuana or cocaine, or other controlled substances
- Alleged impairment related to a legal drug you have been prescribed
- Sobriety testing that was subjective
The measurement of impairment is a controversial topic, and as a result, many drug-related DUI cases are defendable with the help of an experienced lawyer. Sometimes, a urine or blood test is not determinative of impairment. Get help from an attorney if you have questions about drugs and driving.
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Were you accused of driving while impaired in DuPage County or elsewhere in Illinois? Contact us for a free consultation about your case.