DUI? Know Your Rights.
Can you still get a DUI even if you aren’t drunk? DUI stands for “driving under the influence” and if you’re driving under the influence of cocaine, marijuana, opiates, or any other substance that may render you impaired, then you can definitely be charged with a DUI.
However, actually convicting someone of a DUI for illicit drugs can be tricky. If you’re facing DUI charges in a case involving illicit drugs, call on a qualified DUI Attorney in Maryland.
In the past, we’ve worked as a non-alcohol related DUI lawyer in the following capacities and more:
- Marijuana DUI Lawyer
- Cocaine DUI Lawyer
- Opiate DUI Lawyer
- MDMA DUI Lawyer
- Methamphetamine DUI Lawyer
- Over the Counter Drug DUI Lawyer
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs
Medications that require a prescription are considered “controlled substances.” Most controlled substances are strictly regulated because of their dangerous, mind-altering, and/or addictive nature. Medications like Vicodin, Percocet, morphine, and other pain killers can have powerful effects on the mind and body, making it dangerous for you to drive.
Even if you have a prescription for the medication, you can still be charged with a DUI. The reason is that, even though it’s legal to take the drug, you were not able to properly operate a motor vehicle safely at the time of your arrest. Though there is no roadside chemical test for prescription medications as there is for marijuana, you will still need the aid of an experienced Maryland DUI drug lawyer to help plead your case.
Drug Recognition Experts in Maryland
Maryland is one of 44 other states that recognizes and employs the use of drug recognition experts. A drug recognition expert is an officer of the law specially trained to detect the signs of impairment from drugs.
Officers who do not have this training may not be as effective in determining whether or not you are under the influence of drugs. These types of small details in this area of law are why it is important to work with an experienced Maryland DUI Lawyer.
Why Work With Albers & Associates?
With so many attorneys to choose from, how do you know that you’re making the right choice? We understand your concern. What you need is someone who not only understands how to defend a DUI case, but someone who will do so aggressively and without judgment.
You need someone who has been recognized for their work in the field of DUI defense in Maryland. You need Albers & Associates. Give us a call today and let’s talk about how we can help you with your Maryland DUI case.
Will I Lose My License?
You might. Depending on the type of license you have and whether or not you are convicted, your license may be suspended or even revoked depending on the circumstances of your charges. However, even being charged with a DUI can result in the suspension of your license, which can affect your life substantially.
Will I Lose My Job?
It depends on your job. At the time of your arrest, the police officer will confiscate your license and provide you with a paper license that you can use until your MVA Hearing. However, for people who hold commercial driver’s licenses, also known as CDLs, this will not replace the license you need to do your job. So, until the charges are cleared, you will not be able to work. Getting on the phone with a lawyer as soon as humanly possible is essential for your continued employment.
Am I Going to Jail?
You might. If you are found guilty of a DUI, particularly if this is your second or third offense, you may face jail time. One possible outcome of DUI court proceedings, a Probation Before Judgment, can be sought. If you are able to secure a PBJ, you will be able to avoid going to jail.