Experienced DuPage County DUI Drugs Attorneys
In Illinois, it is illegal to drive under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol. The law does not specifically define what constitutes a drug, however. It is self-evident that the drug in question must have an intoxicating effect, but it does not matter if the drug is illicit, over-the-counter, or if the driver has a valid prescription for it. Any amount of an illicit drug in a person’s blood, breath or urine can result in a DUI charge. In cases involving prescription or over- the-counter drugs, the prosecution must prove that the driver was under the influence to a “degree that renders the person incapable of driving safely.”
At Ramsell & Associates, LLC, we wrote the book on DUI defense, literally. Our attorneys are extensively experienced in handling all types of DUI cases including those involving both legal and illegal drugs. DUI cases involving drugs are complicated, but we know how to effectively defend clients against these charges and have a long history of achieving favorable results.
Proving a Driver Is Under the Influence of Drugs
There are many effective defense strategies for DUI cases involving drugs. In many cases, it is impossible for the prosecution to prove the defendant was in fact under the influence of drugs. According to precedent set forth in People v. Workman and People v. Jacquith, a police officer must have sufficient experience with narcotics to testify about drug intoxication. Our attorneys are well versed in DUI drug case law and have successfully defended many clients accused of these charges in the past. We explore every possible defense strategy in order to protect our clients’ rights and freedom.
If you have been accused of driving under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol, contact us schedule a free case evaluation. We work with clients throughout DuPage County including Wheaton, Carol Stream, Naperville, Glen Ellyn and the surrounding areas.