There are circumstances where you can be charged with a DWI in Texas, even if you pass a breathalyzer test. This can happen when a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that you have been driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs. This can be prescription or illegal drugs.
The positive side of a DWI drug charge is that these charges can be more difficult to prove in court. Police officers and prosecutors must present compelling evidence to support the DWI drug charges. Attorney Katie Wilson has sat in the prosecutor’s seat and has personally prosecuted multiple DWI-drug cases in a jury trial. She knows the type of evidence the prosecutor will try to present and how to use the weak spots in a DWI case to deliver a strong defense on your behalf.
A urine or blood test is usually required to prove the presence of a drug in your system. The fact that some drugs can remain in your system long after they are taken limits the usefulness of some test results. Field sobriety tests performed by the arresting officer are also often used as cause for an arrest. When we create your defense, we may use these and other aspects of your case to request a dismissal of charges. We may also examine:
Don’t settle for less than the best defense. KW Law is committed to using the best resources available when representing you.
In addition to common illegal drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, PCP, or marijuana, it is also unlawful to drive under the influence of certain doctor-prescribed medications. Most of these prescription drugs will include a warning label explaining that it is unsafe to operate a vehicle after taking a prescribed dose. Ignoring that warning and driving anyway could result in a DWI charge.
If you have prescription drugs in your possession when traveling, always carry them in the container from the pharmacy. Having the proof of prescription will not protect you from a DWI drug charge, but it may prevent additional charges of illegal drug possession. Sleeping aids and Opioid pain medication are some of the most common prescription drugs known to impair your driving skills. However, the misuse of other prescription or non-prescription drugs may also impair driving. Be careful what you take before getting behind the wheel.
Serving Fort Bend and Harris Counties, KW Law offers the experience you’re looking for in a criminal defense attorney. Whether your DWI charge is drug-related, alcohol-related, or a combination of both, a strong defense can make a big difference in what the future holds for you. Attorney Katie Wilson has specific training in the investigation of DWI drug charges, and extensive experience in the prosecution of drug-related DWI, including multiple jury trials. This experience gives her a unique advantage in the defense of charges such as:
Contact KW Law to schedule a free consultation with a Richmond DWI attorney who will put in the work necessary to gain the best possible outcome for your case.