Two people were recently arrested in impaired driving cases in the Milwaukee area. While many people might think that an impaired driving case means the person was drunk, there are many different reasons a person might face these accusations. In these cases the two people were accused of being under the influence of drugs while driving, although one of them was also charged with drunk driving.
Every person's case can have different details. Although the charges might sounds similar, they can often have very different potential sentences if a person is convicted. Because these charges might have similar names, it is important that each person fully understands what they are being charged with and what that means for them. In one of the cases the person was arrested and taken to a hospital for a blood draw to use as evidence against him.
These cases can lead to jail time and fines, which can cause significant financial and reputational damage to a person. On top of potential jail time, these charges could also lead to license restrictions because they involved a motor vehicle. Drug charges often have a stigma attached to them that can harm a person's future.
That is why it might be wise for a person in a similar situation to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. They can help a person understand what the charges mean and help them form a rigorous criminal defense. Sometimes these charges result in a conviction. An attorney can help review the case and possibly file an appeal to a higher court.
Source: Patch, "Drugs Involved in 2 of 3 Recent OWI Stops," Jim Price, Jan. 28, 2013
-Drug charges should always be taken seriously in Milwaukee. Please visit our criminal defense law firm website to learn more.