With the legalization of marijuana, there’s growing concern surrounding drug impaired driving. However, it’s important to note that drug impaired driving extends beyond marijuana and can encompass any drug, whether legal or illegal, that impairs your ability to operate a vehicle.

While driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both has long been an offense, recent legislative changes have equipped law enforcement with new tools to investigate such cases. Notably, there’s now a roadside screening device designed to detect cannabis use through saliva. Despite this development, many police departments have limited access to these devices, and issues persist regarding the accuracy and reliability of results obtained from these roadside tests.

The legal landscape surrounding drug impaired driving is intricate and multifaceted. These cases often rely heavily on the testimony of various experts. Drug Recognition Experts (commonly referred to as DREs) are officers who undergo specialized training to identify drug impairment in drivers. Standard Field Sobriety Tests (generally known as SFSTs) consist of a series of physical sobriety tests aimed at assessing a person’s impairment.

If you’ve been arrested for drug impairment, you likely have a multitude of questions. What you need is someone who can provide answers. Determining if you have a viable legal defense often requires an informed legal opinion from an experienced criminal lawyer well-versed in drug impaired driving cases.

At Gunn Law, our lawyers possess the knowledge and experience necessary to navigate the complexities of drug impaired driving litigation. Some of our legal professionals have received specific training in drug recognition. We are here to address any inquiries you may have, and we encourage you to explore our Impaired Driving FAQs or Contact Us for guidance as you navigate the legal system during this challenging time.

Understanding Drug Impaired Driving

Drug impaired driving is a serious offense, and the consequences can be severe. It’s important to understand that impairment can result from the use of various substances, including prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal substances. Operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs not only endangers your safety but also poses a significant risk to other road users.

Navigating the Legal Process

When facing drug impaired driving charges, it’s crucial to have a legal advocate who understands the nuances of these cases. The legal process can be daunting, involving complex technical and scientific elements. Our lawyers are well-versed in the legal strategies and tactics necessary to defend against drug impaired driving allegations.

Expertise in Drug Recognition

Our legal team includes lawyers who have received specialized training in drug recognition. This expertise allows us to critically evaluate the evidence against you and challenge any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We leverage our knowledge to protect your rights and ensure that you receive a fair and just legal process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our Impaired Driving FAQs for answers to common questions related to drug impaired driving, legal defenses, and the legal process. We are committed to providing you with valuable information to help you make informed decisions about your case.

Contact Us for Support

If you’re facing drug impaired driving charges or have concerns about your legal situation, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our experienced lawyers are here to assist you. We offer strategic legal support, expert advice, and dedicated advocacy to protect your rights and interests throughout the legal process.

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Consult a Gunn Lawyer to Explore Your Legal Options

Don’t face legal challenges alone. Contact Gunn Law Group today to discuss your legal needs and explore your options. Our team of experienced lawyers is here to provide you with the guidance and representation you require.

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