Most people know in Arizona that you can be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A person arrested and facing DUI drug charges results from someone accused of driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle with any illegal drug, unprescribed prescription drug, or its psychoactive metabolite in their body. The State need not prove impairment to obtain a conviction for this offense. Instead, they must only show that the defendant drove or was in actual physical control of a vehicle with the prohibited substance in their body. If the person has the drug or its active metabolite in their body but has a prescription for it, his or her Phoenix drug DUI attorney can raise an affirmative defense. This defense can then allow this person to possibly avoid a conviction by showing that they were taking the drug as prescribed. A DUI drug charge is generally a misdemeanor. It is punished the same way as any non-extreme DUI, with the exception that a conviction for DUI drugs comes with a one-year revocation of the person’s driving privileges. Learn more about drug DUI charges in Arizona by speaking with a Phoenix DUI attorney experienced in defending drug DUI cases.
When your future is at stake, it is essential that you do not hesitate to get legal representation in your area who will help you defend your legal rights aggressively. A skilled Phoenix criminal defense attorney at Stone Rose Law is ready to start work on your DUI drug defense today. Contact us online or by calling our local law office at (480) 498-8998 to speak with a drug DUI attorney in Phoenix. Free initial case evaluations are available. Stone Rose Law will provide top quality and experienced DUI defense accessible to those accused at affordable rates.