A DUI-Drugs (Driving Under the Influence - Drugs) is a DUI where you have been found to have any detectable amount of a DEA Schedule 1 Drug, are found to be under the influence of any intoxicating substance (scheduled or otherwise) that impairs your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, or are under the combined influence of alcohol AND another intoxicating substance.
Heroin, LSD, Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methaqualone, Peyote, Xanax, Oxycodone (and other prescription painkillers), and Ambien are most common. Any drug that can have an intoxicating effect can qualify.
You can still be charged with DUI-Drugs even if the drug in question was prescribed legally. Under Oklahoma Law, there is no distinction between a DUI for illegal drugs and prescription drugs. The only question is whether that drug impaired your ability to drive safely. We can, however, use the fact that you are prescribed a drug to argue that you were not impaired.
We utilize our extensive experience as former prosecutors to analyze what happened when you were pulled over and arrested and whether your rights were violated. Generally, here are some of the things we look for:
It can be. You need to contact our office within 30 days of the date of your arrest to make sure your license isn't automatically revoked. See our page on Driver's Licenses for more information.
Maybe. If your driver license was seized and it was valid and unexpired at the time, the officer will indicate on your copy of the affidavit that the affidavit will serve as a temporary driver license for a period of thirty (30) days. This temporary license authorizes you to drive for thirty (30) calendar days from the date the officer serves you with the affidavit, provided you are not suspended or revoked for some other reason. DPS will try to revoke your license and if you do nothing, they will. We always request a hearing on behalf of our client's and contest the revocation. If we win, which we generally do, you won't lose your license at all.
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