Overland Park DUI Lawyer
DUI Involving Drugs in Overland Park: Legal Representation to Defend You
Under Kansas law, no person shall operate or attempt to operate any vehicle while under the influence of any drug or combination of drugs that renders that person incapable of safely operating a vehicle. The law also prohibits any combination of drugs and alcohol. If you are convicted of a DUI involving drugs, not only will you be subject to the full spectrum of DUI penalties, you may also be left facing more serious
drug charges. These charges can put you in great risk of severe punishment including a possible prison sentence. The police and prosecution will aggressively pursue a conviction, as is their duty. You also have rights, and they should be protected vigorously. It is critical that you immediately contact a highly skilled
Overland Park criminal defense attorney that will be equally aggressive in protecting your rights and your future.
When you contact the Gigstad Law Office, LLC for your free initial consultation, we can evaluate your case and advise you of your opportunities for a defense against the charges. When you retain our professional legal services, we will immediately begin a thorough investigation of your case. Our firm is very well-versed in DUI cases involving drugs and we may be able to develop on an optimal defense strategy for your case.
Typically, a charge of DUI involving drugs begins with the suspicion of a law enforcement officer who may call for a drug recognition expert, or DRE. The techniques used by DREs are questionable in fact in Kansas, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test is not admissible in court. If you are asked for a blood and urine sample and your result shows the presence of drugs such as marijuana or cocaine you may be charged with DUI involving drugs. You may also be charged if legally obtained prescription medications such as Ambien or Xanax, or other drugs that could affect driving are detected, even when legally prescribed. Even if a blood or urine test detects a drug, it may not mean that the person was using and under the influence of the drug at the time of the arrest. Our firm will carefully evaluate every aspect of your case to determine our best defense strategy, and what advantages could be possible, including faulty lab procedures, errors in the administration of the blood or urine test, and other issues such as other substances or circumstances that could incorrectly lead to an incorrect positive test for drugs.
Defending Against DUI Involving Drugs
Our firm may be able to challenge any lab results as the science involved in drug testing is far from perfect. More than that, the prosecution must show that you were under the influence to such an extent that you were not capable of safely operating your motor vehicle. We will work with you to assist you in determining how to proceed with your defense. While facing charges for this or any crime is an intimidating and stressful ordeal, you do not have to fight this battle alone. At our energetic firm, our passionate legal team believes that every case and every client is important. With our firm by your side, you can feel confident that you are being professionally represented by a resourceful lawyer that is determined to pursue optimal results. With our firm, you can depend on integrity, commitment and results.
Contact an Overland Park DUI lawyerfrom our firm to provide you with an aggressive defense against DUI charges involving drugs.