Aggressive South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Florida can result from either intoxication due to alcohol use or because of impairment due to illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or over the counter drugs or medication. DUI drug cases usually involve chemical tests of your urine and/or blood. Under Florida DUI law, it is illegal for a driver to operate a motor vehicle while his/her normal abilities are impaired due to a controlled substance. Many typical prescription and over the counter drugs can cause the driver impairment and have an effect on the driver’s normal faculties, for example, the driver’s ability to talk, walk, and make emergency decisions. Many people are surprised to learn that prescription drugs or over the counter medication can lead to a DUI arrest.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

The penalties for DUI of drugs are the same as for driving under the influence of alcohol. A driver may face the following penalties for a 1st offense:

  • Imprisonment for up to 6 months
  • Fine of up to $500
  • Driver’s license suspension

A driver may also face probation and/or a mandatory rehabilitation or drug treatment program set forth by the court.

Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious crime. Time is of the essence. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, attorney Hernandez can intercede and work to protect your rights. Involving an attorney as early in the process as possible is important if you are to have the best opportunity of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction. Mr. Hernandez is a formidable ally to have in your corner. Due to the difficulty of the cases and the probable sentences that attach, it is essential that you contact Mr. Hernandez. With his extensive knowledge of the legal system, attorney Hernandez will provide you with the most aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation possible in the face of your driving under the influence of drugs charges. 

For more information and your free consultation contact attorney Armando Hernandez today at 305-442-2590.