Phoenix Drugged Driving Attorney
Former Prosecutors on Your Side
While many people are aware that driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, not many people think of the charges that are associated with drugged driving. In Arizona, it is illegal to drive under the influence of any kind of drug or combination of drugs and alcohol. At MayesTelles PLLC, our Phoenix drugged driving lawyers are dedicated to defending your rights at all times.
It is important for everyone to know that Arizona is an implied consent state. This means that anyone operating a vehicle gives consent to a blood, breath, or urine test to check for alcohol and drug content. If the test is refused, the law enforcement officer may be able to obtain a warrant to force the person in question to submit to the test. This is important because the characteristics of drugged driving may not be as obvious as drunk driving; the latter includes the smell of alcohol, slurred speech, and can be detected in a breathalyzer.
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Penalties You May Face if Convicted
If you are charged with drugged driving, you should know the seriousness of the matter and what a conviction can mean. Finding a solid defense may be difficult because the state of Arizona may not find a registered medical marijuana patient to be a sufficient excuse for some charges. If convicted, multiple aspects of your life may be affected as a result.
Drugged driving conviction can result in the following:
- 10 to 180 days in jail
- Drug treatment program
- A fine upwards of $1,800
- Driver’s license suspension
- Community service
If you are arrested again, a second offense carries further, more extensive penalties. Aggravating factors can make the penalties even more severe. This includes drugged driving with a minor under the age of 15, drugged driving while driver’s license is suspended, or drugged driving while on probation. It is important to have someone who knows the courts in the area and can work to defend your rights.
Trust in Nearly 100 Years of Experience
With nearly 100 years of experience, our team at MayesTelles PLLC is dedicated to providing individuals with the most effective representation possible in the face of drugged driving charges. Our firm consists of former prosecutors who know and understand the way in which these charges are handled. It is our goal to help you reduce your charges or even get them dismissed completely.
If you have been charged with drugged driving, our Phoenix DUI attorneys are here for you. Don’t hesitate to get the help you need today. Call us today at (602) 428-7104.