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Drugged Driving Attorney in Itasca, Illinois

Rolling Meadows Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Attorney

DuPage County Law Firm Representing Clients Charged with DUI

Although we often think of drunk driving when we hear the term "driving under the influence," this is not the only type of impaired driving which can lead to criminal charges. If you are caught driving and you are under the influence of a controlled substance, you can be charged with a DUI.

Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C. offers aggressive criminal defense for those who have been charged with drugged driving. We believe that criminal defendants deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and that everyone deserves a second chance. If you have been charged with DUI, our experienced DUI defense attorneys can help you understand the charges being brought against you and build a strong legal defense to fight these charges.

Illinois DUI Law Regarding Drugs

According to Illinois law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of any substance or combination of substances which renders you "incapable of safely driving." Even prescription medications such as hydrocodone, methadone, oxycodone, and Xanax can lead to DUI charges if those medications affect your ability to follow traffic laws and drive safely.

Illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and methamphetamine fall under Illinois's zero-tolerance policy. You can be charged with DUI for driving with any trace of an illegal drug or drugs in your body. If a police officer sees a driver drifting between lanes, weaving through traffic, abruptly speeding up and slowing down, or otherwise driving erratically, he or she may suspect the individual of impaired driving. You can be arrested for DUI even if you do not fail a field sobriety test or breathalyzer, as long as other indications of impairment are evident.

Contact a Bloomingdale Drugged Driving Lawyer

When you are arrested for DUI because of drugged driving, it is very important that you take advantage of your constitutional right to stay silent. By allowing police to interrogate you without an attorney present, you could accidentally give police information that might later be used against you in court. A qualified criminal defense lawyer can help you avoid self-incrimination. At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., our knowledgeable legal professionals have more than 17 years helping clients accused of drunk or drugged driving to fight these criminal charges. We take the time to get to know our clients on a personal level so that we can pursue the course of action which is most appropriate to their situation.

Schedule a Free, Confidential Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, you could be facing serious criminal penalties including jail time. To speak with an experienced Illinois DUI defense attorney about how best to defend against drugged driving charges, contact our office today. We will work with you to understand your unique situation and then formulate a defense plan with the greatest chance of a favorable outcome. Our top priority is your freedom. To schedule a free, confidential consultation at Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., call us at 630-875-1700. We are equipped to serve DUI defense clients in DuPage County, Cook County, Itasca, Addison, Wood Dale, Bloomingdale, Bensenville, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove Village, and the surrounding areas.

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