Connecticut Drug DUIs
Connecticut DUI Drug Lawyer
In Connecticut, drug DUIs are becoming more common because of the current opioid crisis as well as the decriminalization of marijuana. If you were arrested for a drug-related DUI, you could face severe penalties. Michael Dolan is a top Connecticut drug DUI lawyer who could help defend you if you find yourself in this situation. Contact Dolan Law Firm today for a free consultation to discuss your arrest.
Substances Involved in Connecticut Drug DUIs
The most common substances involved in Connecticut drug DUIs are marijuana, prescription drugs, and opioids. Dolan Law Firm has dealt with multiple drug-related DUI cases including the previously listed substances. In Connecticut, it is not a crime to possess a small amount of marijuana, but it is still illegal to operate a vehicle under the influence of marijuana. It is possible to be arrested for DUI from over-the-counter drugs if you have taken enough to impair your driving abilities. These charges are taken very seriously in the state of Connecticut.
Drug DUI Arrest Process
DUI arrests are a top priority for law enforcement officers in Connecticut to help keep roads safe. Typical drug DUI cases begin when an officer observes a vehicle driving erratically, during a DUI checkpoint, or during an accident. Then, after further observation, or interaction with the driver of the vehicle, an officer may have suspicions that the operator of the vehicle is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. After an officer pulls over a driver for suspicion of being under the influence the officer will ask the driver to participate in a field sobriety test in order to obtain evidence of impairment. Contact Dolan Law Firm today for a free consultation to discuss your arrest.