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Cook County DUID Attorney

When most people think of a DUI, they think of driving under the influence of alcohol. However, driving under the influence of drugs can be just as dangerous, if not more so, and often has just as serious penalties.

In fact, Illinois has a zero tolerance policy on taking drugs and driving. The smallest traces of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or even prescription drugs found can result in fines of up to $25,000 and up to 28 years in the penitentiary if someone is injured or killed as a result of driving under the influence of drugs. This makes driving under the influence of drugs cases some of the most challenging to defend.

At Glasgow & Olsson, we have extensive experience helping people throughout Illinois meet the challenges of a drug and driving arrest. Find out how we may be able to help you. Contact one of our Schaumburg drug DUI defense lawyers.

Eliminating the Drug Factor

Blood tests are often administered after a car accident, especially if there were injuries. This blood test looks for drugs, alcohol and other illegal substances.

Our lawyers take immediate action in an effort to dismiss the charges or minimize the penalties. We question whether there was probable cause for the stop, as well as proximate cause. We ask questions like: "Was there any evidence of drugs or alcohol in our client’s system?" and "Did the drugs play a factor in causing the accident?" We have also hired accident reconstructionists, toxicologists and other experts to counter the state’s claim that drugs were the contributing factor in the arrest.

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To speak with an experienced drugs and driving defense attorney about your case, contact our Schaumburg law office to schedule your initial consultation. Se habla español. Please call 847.577.8700.