Illinois Attorney Representing Those Accused of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
Many people don't realize that you can be charged with DUI for driving after having taken medication that impairs your judgment — even if you have a prescription for it. In Illinois, driving under the influence (DUI) is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, other drugs or intoxicating compounds.
While most people are accused of DUI after having consumed alcohol, some are accused after using other drugs. These people are charged with DUI if they have used illegal substances or are impaired by prescription medication.
At the DuPage County, Illinois, law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we represent people accused of driving under the influence of many different types of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin and methamphetamine. We also represent people who were pulled over for drunk driving, but were discovered to have drugs on them after police conducted a search.
Submitting to Chemical Tests After Being Pulled Over in DuPage County
If the police suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs, you will be required to submit to a chemical test. This may be a breathalyzer, blood test or urine test. These tests are often just plain wrong. They are given the wrong way, at the wrong time or by someone who was not properly trained. When that happens, we get the results of the tests thrown out.
Should I Let Them Do a Search of my Car?
You have the right to say no to searches of your car unless the police have the knowledge of or reason to believe that you have drugs in your car. If you do not want your car searched, clearly say that you do not consent. Police cannot use your refusal to let them do a search as evidence that you have drugs in your car.
If the police illegally search your car and find drugs, the drugs cannot be used as evidence against you in your DUI drugs defense case. At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we take a close look at your case and determine whether or not the evidence against you was collected illegally. If it was, we get it thrown out. Often, this has a serious impact on the prosecution's case — meaning that we get charges dropped or reduced.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling many different drug offenses, including drug possession, drug trafficking, drug manufacturing and cultivation.
If You Have Been Accused of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol in DuPage County, Contact Attorneys Norris & Callahan
If you have been accused of driving under the influence of drugs or if a traffic stop led to search and seizure of drugs in your car, talking to a lawyer as soon as possible is the best way to protect your rights. Contact Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., today. Call us toll free at 1-877-335-6693 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. Serving Oak Brook, Naperville, Addison, Elmhurst, Downers Grove and all cities within DuPage County.