In Texas, you don’t necessarily have to be under the influence of illegal drugs/controlled substances to be charged with Driving Under the Influence.
If you’re operating a vehicle while under impairment by any substance, whether it be a prescription drug, over the counter drug, or controlled substance, you can be criminally charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) in Brazoria County, Texas.
Experienced DUI Defense
Angleton DWI lawyer Tad Nelson has engaged in DUI defense litigation on behalf of his clients for over 25 years and will carefully go over your options with you if you’ve been charged with an offense of this nature.
In the event that you or a loved was arrested for DUI, and charged with the possession of a controlled substance, we’re capable and experienced fighting prosecution for alleged drug crimes as well.
Depending on the nuances of the processes employed by the arresting peace officers, your Constitutionals Rights, if compromised, may open the door for a way out.
Potential Criminal Penalties
Criminal penalties in DUI cases vary based on the drug and the amount of the drug in the possession of the defendant at if any, if illegal, at the time of the arrest, and prior criminal records play a part as well.
Whether or not this case will be charged as a DUI alone, or whether there is a 2nd charge for the possession of dangerous chemicals or a controlled substance, will also have an impact.
DUI cases are generally misdemeanor criminal offenses, unless the situation encourages law enforcement officers & the Brazoria County District Attorney to seek enhanced or additional criminal charges.
Expert* Legal Presentation is Available
*Attorney Tad A. Nelson is a Board Certified criminal law specialist per the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an ACS/CHAL Lawyer-Scientist per the American Chemical Society, a lifetime student of the National College of DUI Defense, a former Texas prosecutor, a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and founder of the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates.
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