A Strong Defense Against Complicated DUI Charges
When the Breathalyzer shows triple zeros for alcohol, the police will assume that a driver is under the influence of drugs. After a urine test, you can face charges for DUI for intoxication from an illegal controlled substance, legally prescribed painkillers or even over-the-counter cold and cough medications.
As a result of specially trained police officers, Florida residents increasingly face drug DUI charges. As if the consequences of a DUI weren’t bad enough, the arrest and subsequent search often result in additional drug possession charges.
The law firm of Steven Wetter, has successfully challenged prosecutions for drug DUI and any related charges. Our experienced criminal defense lawyer represents the accused in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and surrounding communities of Lee County and Charlotte County.
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A DUI For Drugs Carries All The Same Penalties — And Maybe More
If a drunk driving suspect blows under the .08 threshold or registers no alcohol on the portable sensor, law enforcement can require a urine sample to test for other chemicals that might explain the alleged impaired driving. In many cases, the traffic stop is made by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer, or a DRE officer is summoned to the scene to conduct field sobriety tests, the arrest and urine test.
If the charge sticks, driving under the influence of drugs is punishable the same as an alcohol DUI: jail, fines, license suspension and all the collateral consequences. Attorney Steve Wetter provides skilled drug DUI defense, no matter what the test turns up, be it:
- Cocaine, heroin, meth or marijuana
- Prescription narcotics such as OxyContin, Vicodin or Xanax
- Over-the-counter allergy, flu or cold medications
- Any combination of the above, including alcohol
A Former Prosecutor On Your Side
Any amount of these substances in your blood or urine can trigger DUI charges. Steven Wetter is a former prosecutor and an experienced defense lawyer who knows how to attack the evidence, including probable cause for the traffic stop, search of your person or vehicle, roadside sobriety tests and testing procedures.
Mr. Wetter is skilled at getting questionable evidence suppressed, which weakens the prosecution’s whole case and paves the way for dismissed charges, reduced charges and opportunities to avoid a conviction on your record. He also provides capable criminal defense for any drug charges arising from a DUI stop.