More Than 25 Years Of Defense Against Drug Charges
Driving under the influence (DUI) does not involve just alcohol. It can also involve controlled substances. Marijuana, methamphetamines, hallucinogens, and even over-the-counter medications in your blood can result in an arrest for DUI.
If you face accusations of driving under the influence of drugs, it is crucial to act quickly so The Law Office Of Michael T. Winters can protect your rights and minimize your consequences. Criminal defense attorney Michael T. Winters has more than 25 years of practicing law in the Lancaster County area. As a former police officer, he understands the law inside and out – especially when it comes to handling drug crimes.
What Counts As Drugged Driving?
Pennsylvania has strict laws when it comes to driving and controlled substances. The law defines drugged driving as:
- Driving with any amount of a controlled substance in your blood
- Driving with the metabolic presence of a schedule 1 substance in your blood
- Driving under the influence of a drug or drugs that impair your abilities
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol that impair your abilities
The penalties for a conviction include:
- A fine of up to $10,000
- License suspension of up to 18 months
- Community service
- Jail time
Although the public’s attitude toward some drug use may be changing, there is still a negative stigma around anyone convicted of a drug crime. Employers, landlords, creditors and colleges often turn drug offenders away. Even if the charges against you seem minor, do not underestimate them – get legal help.
Get An Assertive Defense On Your Side
There is no time to wait. The sooner you contact Mike Winters, the sooner he can build a strategy to defend you. Reach out to him to schedule a consultation. Call his office at 717-584-1895 or send him an email today.