Alcohol isn’t the only substance that can get you accused of driving under the influence. There are a number of other chemical substances that can impair your ability to drive safely, including both illegal narcotics and legal over-the-counter or prescription drugs. If you have been pulled over and arrested for drugged driving (DUID), you should waste no time in contacting an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The highly qualified Cincinnati DUI lawyers at Patituce & Associates are standing by to offer you the immediate help you need to defend your rights, freedom, and driving privileges.
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Most people are aware that it is both unsafe and highly illegal to drive under the influence of illegal narcotics like marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and other hard drugs, but did you know that certain legal and widely available medicines can hinder your ability to drive?
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Although they are legal, these medications can cause drowsiness and other forms of impairment. There are plenty of defenses that may apply to these types of cases, however, so it is important to discuss the details of your case with an experienced attorney. Our Cincinnati OVI defense lawyers will determine the best defense option for you and fight for a reduction or dismissal of your DUID charges.
A conviction for driving under the influence of drugs comes with serious penalties in Ohio. These include up to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $1,075, mandatory enrollment in a drug and alcohol awareness program, a driver’s license suspension, drug testing, and more for a first offense. Penalties for subsequent offenses are even more harshly punished.
A skilled criminal defense attorney from Patituce & Associates can protect you by exposing weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you, such as revealing a problem with your drug test, proving that you were using your valid prescription properly, or by showing that you were unlawfully stopped by law enforcement. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty – just because you have been accused does not mean that there is no hope for a positive outcome. Our experienced firm has successfully handled countless DUI cases involving all circumstances and achieved favorable results in even the most complex cases.
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