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Drugs and Driving

Our Idaho Falls DUI Attorney Explains Drug Testing

Compared with cases of alcohol intoxication, determining a driver's intoxication level while he or she is under the influence of drugs or controlled substances can prove to be much more difficult. Because of the unique chemical composition that every person has, test results can vary widely from one individual to the next.

Consequently, creating standardized levels of drug intoxication that can be used universally would be problematic. Unfortunately, law enforcement officers still try to make an arrest based on their subjective view of what they believe to be intoxication due to drugs or controlled substances.

As a former deputy prosecuting attorney, Mr. John E. Cutler, has seen the common mistakes that law enforcement officers make when trying to conduct an arrest or administer a field sobriety test when a person is suspected of driving under the influence (DUI).

This unique experience gives our Idaho Falls DUI lawyer an advantageous position in DUI-related cases. If you were arrested for being under the influence of drugs while driving, the Cutler Law Office, P.A. knows effective defense strategies to protect your rights and challenge the validity of any evidence that has been collected against you.

Implied Consent: Your Obligation to Submit to Chemical Testing

Many states in the nation, including Idaho, adhere to implied consent laws. Essentially, implied consent laws require licensed drivers to submit to chemical tests when requested to do so by an officer. If a licensed driver refuses to take a chemical test to determine his or her level of drug or alcohol intoxication, he or she may be placed under arrest and may face criminal charges and additional penalties and license suspension for refusing to take the chemical test.

If you are facing additional penalties for refusing or failing a chemical test, you still may have defenses available to you! We have successfully defended the rights of many individuals and commercial drivers throughout Idaho Falls for more than 25 years. No matter how complex you may think your case is, we have the experience and knowledge that is needed to defend your rights after an arrest.

Consult a Former Prosecutor About Your DUI Case

Do not wait another moment to retain legal assistance! Even if you were arrested for a drug-related offense, you could still have many defenses available to you. A law enforcement officer may have committed a violation of search and seizure laws if he or she pulled you over and searched your vehicle without reasonable suspicion or probable cause. Without speaking to a knowledgeable Idaho Falls DUI lawyer, you will never know of the defenses that could be available to you.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free case evaluation or to speak with our knowledgeable team to learn more about how we can help with your particular case.

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  • “John was able to get my DUI reduced to inattentive driving and saved me from probation, endless fines, and I was able to get my license back after 90 days.”

    Brandon

  • “John met all of my needs and more and overall experience was as excellent as possible.”

    Former Client

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