Long Island DUI and Drug Charges
Defense Lawyer for Drug-Related DUI Charges
At Prime & O'Brien, the Long Island DUI lawyer defends against
DUI, DWAI, and DUI with Drugs charges. The penalties that could be imposed
upon you in a DUI with drugs case can be extensive, and you could face
additional charges for
drug possession with significant added penalties if the police found any controlled substance
in your vehicle when you were arrested.
This firm has
more than 20 years of experience defending against charges of DUI and drugs and should be contacted immediately
after the arrest. The earlier our firm gets involved in your case, the
more opportunities exist to help you to avoid jail or prison time, fines
and other penalties, including driver's license suspension or revocation.
Have you been charged with a drug DUI? Prime & O'Brien, LLP can help you protect your license!
Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, Prescription Drugs and DUI
The legal situation is serious; but with the right defense actions undertaken,
it may be possible to mitigate the damage to your criminal record and
your personal freedom. Whether the drug involved is an
illegal drug consumed for recreational purposes, or is a
prescribed medication, if it is believed that the drug has impacted the ability to safely operate
a vehicle, charges can be filed against you.
DUI Drug Penalties in New York
If you are pulled over by law enforcement and it is believed that you are
under the influence of any controlled substance, a blood or urine test
will be taken to determine what substance was in your system. If it returns
with a positive for any drug that could affect one's ability to drive,
the consequences can be significant, including
up to $2,000 in fines, and license revocation.
There are hidden costs, including court fees and increased car insurance
rates that can make your life extremely difficult – once you have
your license reinstated, which could be many months or a year in the future.
The penalties are increased exponentially if you have a prior DUI conviction
Long Island DUI Attorney
When it is believed you may have been driving under the influence of an
illegal or prescribed medication, your license will not be immediately
suspended as it is with an alcohol-related DUI charge. If you are found
guilty or plead guilty, license revocation is generally imposed, among
Challenging the Results
The testing for drug intoxication could be challenged, as there are many
blood or urine testing, and other substances or physical conditions that could impact the results
of the test. You owe it to yourself to get in touch with this firm and
have all of the details of your case fully analyzed. There may be the
possibility of getting the charges dismissed if there has been an error
in testing, police procedure, or a rights violation, among other defense
Call a Long Island DUI attorney today at (516) 670-5992 for assistance.