Although the majority of DUI arrests in Florida involve alcohol, there are many cases where illegal or prescription drugs are cited as the reason for the charge. These cases (also referred to as "drugged driving") come with similar penalties and sentences as those with alcohol due to the fact that you are impaired while driving. There may also be separate charges for possession of a controlled substance or narcotics. Since this is the case, an arrest for drug DUI in Florida should be taken just as seriously as any other DUI offense.
Because of this, it is of paramount importance that you put yourself in a favorable position by retaining qualified legal counsel to defend your case. A capable lawyer will be able to walk you through the process, make the situation transparent and easy to understand and develop a defense strategy that can keep you from dealing with the severe consequences that will come with a conviction.
If you have been accused of an alleged DUI of drugs in the counties of Okaloosa, Washington, Walton, Holmes, Santa Rosa, or Escambia, it would be in your best interest to call the experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Adkinson Law Firm, LLC. They are well-versed in all Florida laws pertaining to driving under the influence and have the ability to argue you case in a practical and effective manner. During a free consultation, they will provide you with an honest assessment of your legal options. Call to schedule today.
The definition of driving under the influence of drugs in Florida is also used for DUI offenses related to alcohol use.Under Florida law, driving under the influence is determined by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08 or above. The penalties upon conviction are the same, regardless of the manner in which the offense is proven.
A first-time conviction for driving under the influence of drugs may come with one or more of the following offenses:
There are many different substances that are included when discussing drug DUI arrests. In Florida, some of the most common drugs and substances include, but are not limited to:
With over 30 years of combined experience, the father-son DeFuniak Springs criminal defense attorney team at Adkinson Law Firm, LLC have helped many individuals accused of alleged crimes in the Florida Panhandle. They are well-versed in criminal law and understand the intricacies of the complex Florida DUI process, and will use this knowledge to provide effective legal representation.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug DUI offense in Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Niceville, Valparaiso, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Cinco Bayou, Chipley, Vernon, Wausau, Ebro, Caryville, DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Paxton, Bonifay, Ponce de Leon, Esto, Westville, Noma, Milton, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Pensacola, or Century, take advantage of a free consultation and call Adkinson Law Firm, LLC today at or send an online message.