Did you know you can also be arrested for DUI in Woodbridge VA if you are driving while impaired by prescription or other drugs? Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a crime under section of 18.2 of the Virginia Legal Code. Additional charges ranging from traffic violations (speeding, reckless driving, driving with a revoked license) to more egregious crimes, including drug possession, intent to distribute, medical fraud, and illegal activities that contribute to the delinquency of a minor – or a volatile laundry list of alleged criminal offenses, can thwart the best efforts and intentions of an ill-prepared DUI lawyer. Woodbridge VA, drivers facing imminent legal action from a DUI arrest involving drug charges can rely on the highly-qualified, meticulously-prepared DUI lawyers at Boone Beale.
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For over 30 years our attorneys have spent countless hours providing vital legal services to a variety of defendants facing charges for DUI in Woodbridge, VA, that include DUID-related offenses. During that time, according to the Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers(pdf), conducted by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over the past 40 years in 5-year intervals:
“the number of drivers with alcohol in their system has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, and by more than three-quarters since the first Roadside Survey in 1973. But that same survey found a large increase in the number of drivers using marijuana or other illegal drugs. In the 2014 survey, nearly one in four drivers tested positive for at least one drug that could affect safety.”
Drugged or substance impaired driving is a conscious choice to mix legal and illegal substances, including alcohol, that erode your ability to drive safely. Poly abuse is the term used to describe a DUI where a person consumes alcohol and drugs and then gets behind the wheel with impaired judgment, slower reaction times and reduced awareness.
DUI in Woodbridge VA, is extremely difficult to defend for even the top-rated DUI lawyers, and demands years of litigation experience, an intricate understanding of the law, and a command of current DUI and DUID facts, precedents, penalties, procedures, and relevant issues. Whether your DUI in Woodbridge VA, revolves around the misuse of over-the-counter medications, prescriptions, marijuana, or the presence of Illicit drugs (methamphetamine, LSD, cocaine, or heroin), the highly-rated attorneys at Boone Beale can help you take control of your DUI in Woodbridge Virginia. Call now for your free case evaluation.