DUI with Drugs Lawyer in Nashville
What Constitutes as a DUI with Drugs in Tennessee?
According to Tennessee Code Annotate Section 55-10-401, drivers are prohibited
from operating a vehicle while “Under the influence of any intoxicant,
marijuana, narcotic drug, or drug producing stimulating effects on the
central nervous system.” Combining drugs and driving, whether it’s
legally prescribed pain killers or medicinal marijuana, is considered
the same as driving drunk, resulting in a
DUI offense. Although there is no way of measuring drug impairment, such as BAC urine
and blood testing, police officers can determine if you have used drugs
while driving by examining your eyes, characteristics, and movement.
The Collins Law Firm, PLLC, our Nashville DUI attorneys are prepared to fight for the justice you
deserve. Our firm understands how frustrating this situation can be, so
let us help you navigate through the legal system in order to get back
your peace of mind.
Impairing Effects of Prohibited Illegal Drugs
- The following are what’s considered illegal drugs in Tennessee, each
associated with their own side effects:
- Cocaine – aggressiveness, alertness, disoriented behavior, dizziness,
euphoria, excitation, increased focus, increased heartrate, irritability, paranoia
- Marijuana – altered time and space perception, disorientation, drowsiness,
euphoria, increased heartrate, paranoia
- Methamphetamine – delusions, euphoria, excitation, hallucinations,
increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, insomnia, poor impulse control
- Morphine & Heroin – analgesia, depressed heart rate, diminished
reflexes, disconnectedness, drowsiness, intense euphoria, mental clouding,
nausea and vomiting
- LSD – altered mental state, delusions, hallucinations, impaired depth, tremors
- Prescription medicine – anxiety, drowsiness, euphoria, impaired coordination,
slow reaction time
Get a Former Prosecutor on Your Side
Our Nashville legal team can look into the details of your case and examine
every sequence of your arrest, beginning with when the arresting officer
pulled you over. We will determine if there was a valid reason for the
stop, if the proper police protocol was conducted, and if your rights
were violate. With a former prosecutor on your side, we possess the knowledge
relating to the strategies that will used against you in court. If you
or a loved one has been charged a DUI with drugs, do not hesitate to contact
our Nashville DUI firm in order to get your life back on track.
Call our Nashville DUI attorneys today at (615) 610-0728 for your free case evaluation.