Hudson Valley DWAI Drugs Attorneys
A Legal Team with Three Decades of Combined Experience
Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) by Drugs is a serious crime. If you are convicted, you will have a criminal record that may negatively impact your life, and your record may be accessed by law enforcement, educational institutions, and potential employers. The Hudson Valley DWAI drugs lawyers at Letterio, Shedden & Haug, LLP work to help prevent this mistake from negatively affecting your future.
Please contact our law firm at (845) 203-0997 to discuss your case with an attorney in a free consultation. Our lawyers assist clients throughout Hudson Valley, as well as Ulstser County, Putnam County, and Orange County, NY.
Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs Charges
In order to be convicted, it must be proved that the driver ingested a drug, the drug is listed under the law, the defendant drove a vehicle after ingesting the drug, and the drug impaired their driving ability. The law states that anyone under the influence by one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol and a drug, can be suspected DWAI. Although this must be proven, it should be noted that the burden of proof is lower than for DWI charges involving alcohol.
Our lawyers defend clients charged with driving while ability impaired by:
- Unauthorized prescription drugs
A conviction for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs can result in serious penalties that include fines, a jail sentence, and a loss of your driving privileges. For these reasons, you should seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Building an Effective Defense Strategy
Many cases arise from a law enforcement officer’s belief that the person is impaired by drugs. However, the law requires that the person voluntarily consumed the drugs. Possible defense strategies include showing that the individual accidentally took the drugs. Another possible defense is that the person accidentally took more of a drug than was prescribed, which resulted in impairment. Our Hudson Valley DWAI drugs attorneys will evaluate your case and determine the best defense strategy in your situation.
We urge you to contact us at (845) 203-0997 as soon as possible to help protect your rights, avoid jail, and keep your license. Our office is conveniently located in Beacon.
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