Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs
One of the most powerful tools that law enforcement has in the pursuit of drunk driving violations is the blood alcohol test that measures the BAC of an individual via the blood, breath or urine. This type of test is very effective when identifying even the slightest amount of alcohol in a drivers system, and has been the deciding factor in a great many DUI cases in New York City and across the United States. When a driver passes a blood alcohol test but continues to demonstrate behavior indicative of someone under the influence, the driver may instead be charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs.
The driving while impaired by drugs offense is consistent with DWI laws. First time convicted offenders may be required to pay financial penalties of up to $1,000, license revocation and up to one full year for this misdemeanor. Those who are convicted twice within a 10 year span will quality for a class E felony which imposes up to $5,000 in fines, license revocation and up to 4 years behind bars. Anyone who is convicted of DWAI-Drug three or more times will see the harshest penalties with fines up to $1,000, prison terms at a maximum of 7 years and also license revocation.
Arrested for drugged driving? We can help!
While there is no argument that driving a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs can be unsafe, there are a multitude of understandable reasons why the offense may have occurred. In many cases, for example, drivers can be impaired by prescription medication or even over-the-counter drugs taken to combat some ailment. This type of offense differs significantly from that of a driver found to have cocaine or heroin in their system.
In either event, Perez and Cedeño, P.C. have experience in many different scenarios involving driving while impaired by drugs, from the innocent to the reckless. We have witnesses and prepared for virtually every circumstance and have the resources and dedication necessary to devise winning approaches to even the most ominous charges. While our skilled attorneys cannot, and will not guarantee any specific result, we are proud of the success we and our clients have enjoyed over the years, and we want to provide you with the relief you deserve.