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Aggressive Defense For Clients Charged With Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Wisconsin

It is no secret that Wisconsin has relatively harsh laws regarding driving while under the influence of alcohol. The state laws regarding driving while under the influence of other substances are less well-known. Alcohol may be the most prevalent intoxicant, but operating a vehicle under the influence of most drugs, including many prescription and over-the-counter drugs, can result in an Operating Under the Influence (OUI) conviction. When considering situations where a driver may be charged, the most significant factor is whether or not drivers are impaired.

Are you facing a drug DUI charge in Wisconsin? Call Melowski & Singh today at (920) 294-1414 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug DUI attorney in Sheboygan!

What is Impairment?

Legally, impairment is generally defined by criminal negligence or criminal recklessness. Both negligence and recklessness have to do with an individual engaging in behavior that "creates a substantial and unreasonable risk of death or great bodily harm to another." The defining difference between them is an awareness of the potential risks of their behavior. If an individual is unaware of the potential consequences of their actions, it is negligence. If they are aware, it is recklessness. These distinctions become more important when considering the different types of substances that may cause intoxication and impairment and their relative functions.

What Substances are Considered Illegal?

Under Wisconsin statute 346.63, a person cannot legally operate a vehicle while under the influence of any intoxicant insofar as it renders them impaired. This includes illegal substances and illegally high concentrations of legal substances like alcohol or prescription drugs. It should also be noted that you cannot operate a vehicle with any detectable amount of an illegal substance in your bloodstream. This is where the distinction between negligence and recklessness becomes more important because some people may be operating a vehicle under the influence of prescribed drugs without being aware of their impairment.

What is a DUID?

Generally, any impaired driving can be charged as a DUI, but driving under the influence of drugs is charged separately in Wisconsin. This is called driving under the influence of drugs, also known as "DUID." These offenses are sentenced and set differently than DUIs.

How is a DUID Charge Different from a DUI in Wisconsin?

In practice, they are essentially the same. A DUID charge is treated as a more specific form of DUI. Drunk driving is more common when alcohol has been consumed before getting behind the wheel. A DUI (driving under the influence) can apply to any substance that impairs the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Illegal narcotics and even prescription or over-the-counter medication could result in an impaired driving charge.

It is important to remember that by operating a vehicle in Wisconsin, you have also agreed to participate in any ordered drug tests. This includes blood tests that generally pick up traces of any drug lingering in your system.

DUID and DUI charges are severe and will significantly impact many aspects of your future should you be convicted. As such, it is essential to be aware of the laws regarding them and their consequences. Any further questions regarding Wisconsin DUID laws and their potential impact on your life may be answered by our firm's experienced Wisconsin impaired driving attorney.

Drugged Driving / DUID Nationwide

Drugged driving is one of the most severe risks facing nationwide drivers. Due to the increased number of accidents related to drugged drivers, there has been an increased number of arrests related to this issue. Statistics indicate that drugged driving fatalities surpass the number of drunk driving fatalities in the United States.

From over-the-counter sleep aids to prescription anti-depressants, an impaired driving charge carries similarly severe consequences, particularly if you have prior drunk or drug-impaired driving convictions. Weaving on the road will lead to an initial stop and subsequent chemical testing.

In Wisconsin, there is an increased push for sharper penalties and more training for law enforcement. However, there are a few things to consider:

  • There is currently no standardized test available to measure the level of intoxication of a suspected drugged driver.
  • More training for officers could lead to a higher detection rate of drugged driving, leading to more arrests.
  • Drugged driving is a complex issue with serious consequences, and drivers charged with this crime would be wise to defend themselves vigorously.

If you face charges related to impaired driving because of drugs, you do not have to face your situation alone. You would be wise to face this issue head-on, fighting for a positive outcome in your case as early as possible. You can do this with the help of our Sheboygan drug DUI attorneys!

A conviction for drugged driving could lead to time behind bars, penalties, and other penalties that could change the direction of your life. Please know that an arrest does not mean a conviction is imminent. A strong defense could be crucial for your future. We take on prosecutors in court and overcome what some see as impossible odds.

Contact Our Sheboygan Drug DUI Attorney Today

When facing the consequences of a possible conviction of impaired driving, it is normal to feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do next. You know that a strong defense is key, but knowing where to start can be confusing.

The first step in your strong defense strategy begins simply by seeking a complete evaluation of your case and an explanation of your legal options from our Sheboygan DUID lawyers. Your future and freedom may be at stake, but you do not have to navigate the criminal justice system alone.

Contact Melowski & Singh, LLC today to schedule a FREE consultation with our drug DUI lawyer in Sheboygan!

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We Always Pursue the Best Possible Outcome for Our Clients
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • CDL Refuses Chemical Test Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .182 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • OWI - Homicide Charges Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charges Amended
  • Medical Client First OWI Charge Reduced
  • Criminal Paraphernalia and Third OWI Charges Reduced
  • OWI - Municipal Court Trial Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .22 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .14 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • Second OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Amended to Reckless Driving Charges Amended
  • First OWI With .123 Blood Test Result Not Guilty
  • Sixth OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .10 Breath Test Result Charge Reduced
  • CDL Client with First OWI Offense Not Guilty
  • Complete Acquittal in Milwaukee County
  • Third OWI With .20 blood test result Case Dismissed
  • Third OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .196 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .11 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .15 Breath Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .23 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • CDL OWI Reduced to Traffic Ticket Charge Reduced
  • OWI - Homicide Client Avoids Prison Charge Reduced
  • OWI Driving in Bike Lane Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Charge Reduced
  • CDL Client with First OWI Charges Reduced
  • First OWI With .138 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • BAC First Offense Amended to Reckless Driving Case Amended
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Second OWI Dismissed Case Dismissed
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charges Reduced
  • First OWI with .177 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • Boating While Intoxicated Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • OWI-First Offense Amended to Inattentive Driving Charges Amended
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • CDL Client's Career is Saved Charge Reduced
  • CDL Client's Career is Saved Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .20 Blood Test Result
  • Third OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • Third OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • Prescription Drugs OWI Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Chemical Test Refusal Case Dismissed
  • First OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .208 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .153 Blood Test Result Charges Reduced
  • OWI Fond du Lac County Case Dismissed
  • Second OWI Offense Not Guilty
  • OWI - Homicide Case Dismissed
  • First OWI Offense Case Dismissed
  • Fourth OWI Offense Charge Reduced
  • First OWI With .09 Blood Test Result Case Dismissed
  • First OWI With .108 Blood Test Result Charge Reduced
  • First OWI Offense Not Guilty
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