Wisconsin Drugged Driving Lawyer
Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer Charges Reduced for DUI while High
Like many other Wisconsin residents, this Milwaukee DUI client didn’t realized he could get a DUI/OWI for driving while he was high. Wisconsin drunk driving laws define intoxication as a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher OR being under the influence of ANY drugs or intoxicants.
This client thought the marijuana had worn off enough and he was fine to drive, but it can take weeks for marijuana to completely leave the body. Even though the driver’s senses were no longer impaired and only a small amount of marijuana was found in his system, it was enough evidence of impairment for a marijuana DUI charge. If convicted of this first offense drugged driving charge, he faced fines of $150 to $300.
He called the Milwaukee lawyer experienced in drugged driving charges. Tom Grieve understands the complex laws regarding DUI and OWI cases involving intoxicants other than alcohol. This client was smart to turn to a qualified attorney with experience getting charges and fines reduced for driving under the influence of marijuana.
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OWI Charges in Wisconsin Include Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Medications
One of the most unexpected forms of intoxication considered in a Waukesha OWI charge is from prescription medications. Many strong medications specify to restrict or abstain from using heavy machinery. This specification is in place to inform patients of the possibility of the medication’s effect on a driver’s ability. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure their prescription medications do not interfere with their ability to drive. Over-the-counter medications, such as cold and flu medicine or strong antihistamines, can have the same effect as prescription drugs on your ability to drive safely and can also be considered a form of intoxication.
Controlled substances like cocaine and THC are also a form of intoxication which is considered in Wisconsin OWI charges. Controlled substances are one of the biggest contributors of OWI charges in Wisconsin next to alcohol.