When most people think about driving under the influence, they assume the case is about alcohol—but what if it’s about drugs?
Can you be charged with drugged driving in Milwaukee?
Drugged Driving in Milwaukee: The Basics
Drugged driving, although it’s not called that under the law, is a real offense… and it’s one that can put you behind bars.
If you’ve been pulled over and accused of drugged driving, it’s probably in your best interest to talk to a Milwaukee DUI/OWI lawyer who is familiar with drug and narcotic offenses.
When you drive on Milwaukee roads (or elsewhere in Wisconsin), you give what’s called implied consent to be tested for alcohol, drugs, or other controlled substances if the police have probable cause to arrest you. Implied consent means that you don’t have to come out and give police permission to test you for any of those substances; just by driving, you’ve given them your permission.
Drugged driving can include driving under the influence of:
- Legitimate prescription medications
- Illicit prescription medications
- Other substances classified as drugs
What to Do if You’re Accused of Drugged Driving in Milwaukee
If police accuse you of drugged driving, whether you’re completely innocent or you’ve made a mistake, it’s probably a good idea to get in touch with a DUI/OWI lawyer before you talk to investigators.
In some cases, the methods police use to determine whether you’re operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs are flawed; in other cases, the testing equipment is tainted or the results are not reliable. Your attorney may be able to challenge the prosecution’s “evidence” in court.
While every case is different, you can call us for a free drugged driving consultation to find out how we may be able to help you. As soon as you give us the facts, we’ll begin developing a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.