Less DUI Cases Related to Alcohol – Increases in Drug Related OffensesPavel Kleyner
There is good news for responsible drivers – the number of people who drive and drink alcohol at the same time has decreased significantly. In fact, it reached a new low in 2007. Nevertheless, at the same time, there is also bad news – the number of people who are choosing to operate their vehicles under the influence of cannabis and other drugs has increased progressively. In fact, every fourth driver was reported to be driving under the influence of drugs at least once according to an anonymous survey that was conducted five times over the course of the last 40 years.
With that said, driving under the influence of drugs is no different than driving under the influence of alcohol in the eyes of law enforcement authorities. It is a serious offense that may well carry the very same consequences as driving under the influence of alcohol. Furthermore, more and more people these days are being arrested for driving under the influence just because they were driving and taking their prescription medicine at the same time. Too many remedies that are meant to alleviate such conditions as depression or anxiety are deemed drugs by the police. However, too many people do not even realize that they are breaking the law when taking those remedies. After all, very few doctors find it necessary to tell their patients about the dangers of the medicine that they are prescribing and how it could affect a patient’s judgment and ability to drive responsibly.
Driving under the influence is a very serious matter and one that could cost you a whole lot. Still, it does not necessarily imply that you cannot minimize the legal consequences and the penalties you could be facing. In order to do that, you need the help of a qualified, genuinely experienced legal professional. A good Seattle DUI attorney will know how to help you avoid all the most terrifying legal punishments and will help you in court tremendously.
If you or perhaps your loved ones were charged with DUI, it is possible that the charges are unfair, as you were driving under the influence of medication that was prescribed to you by a healthcare specialist. Hence, it would be highly advisable to you to make sure that you have the proper legal representation so you can use your legal rights in court. It is vital for you to make sure that you have a proper attorney that will not let you down and will make the most of your case in the very least amount of time possible.
Pavel Kleyner, ESQ
Kleyner Law Offices