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DWI and Drugs

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a somewhat common crime that occurs when an individual gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. While much of this law is meant to address the consumption of alcohol in relation to driving, these charges may also be applied to those who are driving while impaired by illicit drugs like marijuana, cocaine or heroin as well as DWI for prescription medications. The penalties associated with drug-related DWI's are the same as those for traditional alcohol-related DWI's, which can translate to hefty fines and long-term incarceration.

Much of the tools at the disposal of law enforcement officers are focused on alcohol, and thus some types of testing may not be ideal when an officer suspects other drug use. Blood tests may be requested in this scenario, and specialists may also be called in who can identify unique traits that people may share while under the influence of particular drugs. An experienced DWI lawyer with a record of success in drug DWI defense may be your best option for finding relief from such devastating charges.

Defending Those Accused of Drugged Driving

Although Texas state DWI laws do encompass drug use, these laws may be geared toward the prosecution and conviction of drunk drivers. That said, there are plenty of opportunities that an offender can explore for a compelling defense. The Samuelson Law Firm has dedicated the past 15 years to defending the rights of DWI-drug offenders throughout the Houston area. My firm is adept at handling these cases, and can develop a solid defense that may compel the court to minimize your charges and penalties, or complete elimination of any consequences.

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