Orlando Prescription Drug DUI Defense Attorneys
When you are pulled over for alcohol-related DUI, the next steps are fairly straightforward. A breath test is administered, and if your blood alcohol level (BAC) is over the legal limit, you are charged with DUI/DWI.
When you are charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs or illegal drugs, though, the steps are less clear. For instance:
- Drugs don’t register on the breath, so a urine test is needed.
- Urine tests are often supplemented or substituted by a field sobriety test involving a one-leg stand, a finger-to-nose test, alphabet and horizontal gaze tests and more. If the field sobriety test is administered incorrectly or is incorrectly interpreted, drivers can face unfair DUI charges.
- Drugs can remain in urine far longer than alcohol remains in the blood. A positive illegal or prescription drug result does not necessarily indicate the driver was under the influence while driving.
If you have been charged with prescription DUI, don’t take police officers and prosecutors at their word that the case against you is strong. The attorneys of the Orlando, Florida, law firm of Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law are former prosecutors and are skilled at countering charges of driving under the influence of narcotics and other drugs.
If you are accused of prescription DUI in central Florida, contact the experienced trial litigators of Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law. Dial 407-377-0150 for a free consultation.
Though prescription DUI charges can be daunting, many defenses are often available. Did the police have proper cause to pull you over? Did inadequate police training lead to a poorly administered drug test? Does a positive drug test, in fact, mean you were not fit to drive?
We have handled hundreds of DUI cases as both prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers, and can provide the aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced legal help you need following prescription DUI charges. For a no-charge consultation with an experienced Orlando prescription DUI lawyer, contact our offices.