DUI drugs refers to driving under the influence of illicit drugs as well as many common prescription medications. The ironic part is, even if you have a valid prescription and are taking the recommended dosage, you can still be charged with a DUI drugs (DUID). (Read: DUI Arrests Purposely Targeting Innocent People)
Because of the wide range of substances covered under this law, there is a lot of room for error. Police officers are trained to look for certain symptoms, but this is very tricky because each drug (illicit or medicinal) has a different effect on the body and different effects over time. What complexes the problem even more, different people react differently to the same substance. All this variance renders roadside undertrained detection by a traffic cop a glorified crapshoot.
What’s even more troubling is that the penalties for a DUI drugs violation in Pennsylvania are at the highest tier.
The attorneys at The McShane Firm are highly trained and experienced in DUI drug cases. These cases are very complex so don’t risk your future with someone who doesn’t have the scientific knowledge to fight your case. Call 1-866-MCSHANE and experience the difference.