Have you been arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance other than alcohol? Most people consider DUI to relate to alcohol, but a driver may also face criminal charges and driver’s license suspension for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Whether an illegal street drug, prescription drug or even an over-the-counter medicine, a driver may face DUI charges if he or she is considered to be driving “under the influence” of drugs and will need an expert Las Vegas drugs & DUI attorney
There are two primary ways that a driver may face DUI of drugs charges:
- Driving under the influence of a controlled substance or drug while one’s abilities are impaired, to the degree that the driver cannot exercise proper control over the vehicle; and/or
- Operating a motor vehicle with certain amounts of prohibited substances in his or her system.
Even if a driver is operating a vehicle in a safe manner and does not display abilities that are impaired by a drug, he or she may still face DUI of drug charges if he or she has a specific amount of a controlled substance in his or her system, as indicated by a blood test or urine test. These amounts will vary depending on the type of drug, such as 50 blood nanograms per milliliter for cocaine or 100 blood nanograms per milliliter for methamphetamine. One nanogram is equal to one billionth of a gram.
Enlist Aggressive Defense for Your Case
A Las Vegas drugs & DUI attorney at the De Castroverde Law Group can help you challenge your charges to seek avoiding a conviction. To undergo a confidential review of your case by a skilled professional, call our offices at (702) 222-9999 or contact us online. We have over forty years of combined experience in defending those who have been accused of a crime.
While working with us, you can be confident that our team will work tirelessly to get your charges reduced or even dropped. Contact a Las Vegas criminal lawyer from the firm today and find out what you can do to challenge your charges.