MDMA DUI? Know Your Rights.
Just because you don’t have any alcohol in your system doesn’t mean you cannot be charged with a DUI. In fact, driving under the influence of any mind-altering substance can lead to serious consequences if law enforcement can prove you were impaired at the time of your arrest.
The Effects of MDMA on Your Driving
MDMA is also known as “ecstasy” or “molly”. It’s a drug that increases the levels of dopamine and decreases the levels of serotonin in your brain. This leads to feelings of euphoria and an unregulated mood. Users also report an increased sensitivity to touch-related stimuli, sensitivity to light, a loss of muscle coordination, blurred vision, dry mouth, and an increase in body temperature.
As you drive, these effects can lead to serious danger for you as the driver as well as other people on the road. This is why DUIs aren’t just for alcohol and it’s also why a non-alcohol related DUI offense is just as severe as an alcohol DUI.
MDMA DUI Cases are Serious
The state of Maryland punishes DUI severely. Along with fines, possible license suspension, and the possibility of jail time, you will also be required to a have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, if convicted for a DUI.
Now, you may be wondering why you would have an interlock ignition device installed if your conviction had nothing to do with alcohol. According to a new law recently put into effect, a DUI conviction will require participation in the Ignition Interlock Program regardless of the circumstances of the case.
These harsher penalties for DUI convictions are a result of Noah’s law. Ultimately, the increase is severity for DUI cases mean’s you’ll need a trusted DUI attorney in Maryland who can help you with your case.
Albers & Associates Can Protect You
If you’re facing DUI charges in the state of Maryland, you need a Maryland MDMA DUI attorney who has the experience required to ensure you get a favorable outcome for your case.