Under the Influence of Drugs
Just like it is a crime to possess an illegal drug, it is also against the law to be under the influence of an illegal drug, narcotic, or controlled substance. People under the influence of drugs pose a threat not only to themselves, but also to those around them. For the sake of public safety, local and state law enforcement agents take this offense very seriously, and will not hesitate to arrest any individual found under the influence of drugs in a public place.
If you are facing criminal charges for being under the influence of an illegal controlled substance, it is to your advantage to speak with an attorney about what can be done to protect your rights and defend you against your charges. After you have been arrested, an experienced criminal defense attorney at the firm can meet with you to review your charges, inform you of your legal rights, and discuss your best options. In addition, we can also discuss possible defense strategies we feel would be most effective in fighting your charges.
Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs
Not only is it illegal in the state of Alabama to drive under the influence of alcohol, but it is also a crime to drive under the influence of drugs. While many people assume that it is only illegal to drive under the influence of an illegal drug, the truth is an individual can be arrested for driving under the influence of a prescription drug as well. Consuming any type of drug that affects your ability to safely operate a vehicle can lead to DUI charges, regardless of whether the drug you consumed was illegal or a lawful prescription or over-the-counter medication.
If you have been arrested for being under the influence of an illegal drug, it is best to speak with a skilled Alabama drug crime attorney who has experience handling these types of cases. I am Attorney Steven Eversole, and I have represented clients charged for being under the influence of all types of illegal drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin, etc.
Contact Birmingham drug crime lawyer Steven Eversole today!