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DUI of Drugs

When people hear the term DUI, they usually think of driving under the influence of alcohol. However, alcohol is only one of the substances that can affect a person’s ability to drive. In Illinois, a person can also be arrested for a DUI of drugs.

The punishments for drunk driving and other traffic violations are steep in Illinois. In addition to the criminal charges you’ll face, the penalties are compounded by the threat of license suspension or license revocation. With so much at stake, it’s critical to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, defends individuals in Edwardsville and throughout Illinois who are facing criminal charges. We provide immediate help for individuals who are facing DUI charges. We have a reputation for helping our clients obtain the positive results they need and minimizing the effect the criminal charges could have on their futures.

Did You Get A DUI For Using Drugs Legally And As Prescribed?

If you took prescription medication or over-the-counter drugs that caused drowsiness or interfered with your ability to drive, you could face criminal DUI charges — even if you took the drugs legally and as prescribed.

Typically, in order for individuals to be considered legally drunk, their BACs must be at or above .08. However, there is no comparable standard for drug use.

Having any amount of drugs in your system can lead to a drug DUI, which makes it critical to contact a lawyer who can fight for your rights.

Get Immediate Help After A Drug DUI Arrest; Call Today

If you are stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, it’s important to call an attorney as soon as possible. We always return phone calls the same day — even if those calls come outside of regular business hours. Receive the immediate and aggressive legal help you need by scheduling a free consultation. Contact us by email or by calling us at 618-307-4192.