Under the Influence
Florida law is strict regarding DUI (driving under the influence). Although most people commonly think of driving under the influence of alcohol when they think of DUI, this also relates to driving under the influence of controlled substances. If you are arrested for DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) in Florida, you may face imprisonment, fines, community service and drug treatment or counseling. Additionally, being under the influence of drugs (personal use of drugs) is illegal.
DUID charges are different than typical DUI charges and a defense attorney who is familiar with drugs cases is a definite plus if you would like to have a chance of avoiding a conviction. Robert G. Whittel is such an attorney. He and his staff have the resources and education needed to thoroughly investigate your charges and build a plan of defense that has the best chance of holding up in court - even in the face of witness testimony or physical evidence.
At the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton we defend DUI with drug charges statewide. From our office in Boca Raton, we handle hearings and trials in criminal courthouses in Key West, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West palm Beach and Stuart. We understand that being arrested can be a frightening and confusing experience, and that you need a professional on your side who will watch your back - defending your rights and protecting your future.Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Just as it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while your abilities are impaired by alcohol, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs. Marijuana is most often the drug related to DUID charges, but a person could be arrested for driving while impaired by any other controlled substance or even a prescription drug for which the driver did not have a legal prescription. Chemical tests (blood or urine) are used to discover if a driver suspected of driving under the influence of drugs has any controlled substances in his or her system.
If you have been arrested for drug use or for driving while under the influence of drugs, you will need a defense lawyer on your side. Boca Raton drug crimes defense attorney Robert G. Whittel offers a free case evaluation to see what can be done about your charges.