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DUI cases involving marijuana and other controlled substances are often more complicated than similar cases involving alcohol and require a specialized set of skills for a Broward County DUI defense attorney. It is important to retain an attorney who is familiar with Florida's Drug Evaluation and Classification Program, how drug recognition experts or "DREs" are trained and the process by which DUI drug cases are investigated by administering the Drug Influence Evaluation test.
Florida law allows for a police officer to test for the presence of an intoxicating substance if they have reasonable grounds to believe that a driver is impaired and that the impairment may be caused by drugs or another intoxicating substance. Many drug metabolites can remain in a person's system for weeks, making it harder for a drug recognition expert and a prosecutor to prove that a driver was intoxicating at the time that they were alleged to have been operating a motor vehicle.
Implied Consent Law
Florida's implied consent laws apply to testing for drugs and other substances in the same manner that it operates in cases of suspected alcohol intoxication. As long as there is a reasonable suspicion of impairment, then the police will have a valid basis to request that a driver submit to a blood or urine test. A refusal will lead to a one year license suspension the same as in alcohol cases but also as in alcohol cases, by refusing a blood or urine test you will be giving the State less evidence to use against you when your case goes to court. If you have been arrested for a DUI involving drugs or a controlled substance and you feel that the officer did not have a valid basis to request that you submit a sample, then it is crucial that you contact Ft. Lauderdale DUI defense attorney Antonio D. Quinn, Esq. today for a case evaluation of your DUI case.
DUI Attorney serving South Florida
Ft. Lauderdale DUI defense attorney Antonio D. Quinn, Esq. has the knowledge and experience that puts the clients of Quinn Law, P.A. at an advantage. If you are being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or a controlled substance, call Quinn Law P.A. at (954) 463-0440 for a case evaluation.