Kansas also imposes strict prohibitions against anyone who drives under the influence of a drug or controlled substance. This means that any type of drug, even if legally prescribed, can subject you to a DUI charge if it is determined that you are too impaired to drive.
If convicted of a first offense, penalties include a class B misdemeanor, 48 hours to six months imprisonment or 100 hours of public service, fines up to $1,000. In order to qualify for 100 hours of community service, offenders must serve the minimum jail sentence of 48 hours. Multiple DUI convictions for drugs are also subject to the increased penalties as in typical DUI charges, including much larger fines and longer terms of imprisonment.
DUIs for drugs have become a tricky area of the law and a topic of much debate. As there is no magic number or clear cut BAC level that can be used to judge a person's level of impairment, prosecution of these charges if often a difficult task. In order to fully investigate your case, our Johnson County DUI attorneys draw upon their 60 years of combined experience, ample resources and numerous professional connections to gather evidence, including the testimony of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE).
Defense strategies depend on a variety of factors, and the circumstances surrounding your case can influence much of how your charges can be defended. This is why Garretson & Toth, LLC encourages all those charged with a DUI for drugs to contact our firm as soon as possible so that your case can be immediately and thoroughly evaluated.
If you need to work with a legal team that has the unique experience and
specialization in DUI defense,
you need Garretson & Toth, LLC.