Drugged Driving in Indiana
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Not only can you be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in Indiana, but also driving under the influence of illegal drugs (DUID)
and controlled substances. If you were recently arrested for and charged
with DUID, you may face serious penalties, including jail time, fines,
and license suspension.
At The Criminal Defense Team, we consider ourselves
The Criminal Defense Team. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our Noblesville criminal
defense attorneys can thoroughly evaluate your case and determine all
of your legal options in order to get your entire case dismissed or your
charges reduced substantially.
Indiana’s Drugged Driving Law
Indiana Code Section 9-30-5-1 (c) states that “A person who operates
a vehicle with a controlled substance listed in schedule I or II of IC
35-48-2 or its metabolite in the person’s body commits a Class C
misdemeanor.” A Class C misdemeanor is punishable by a maximum jail
sentence of 60 days, a fine of up to $500, and license suspension for
up to two years.
Indiana has what is considered a “per se prohibition” against
drugged driving – also known as zero tolerance. This means that
a driver may be arrested if law enforcement officials possess reasonable
suspicion that any prohibited drug is in the driver’s body while
he or she is in control of the vehicle. Actual evidence of impaired driving
is not relative as long as the police officer has a reasonable belief
that the driver is under the influence of an illicit substance while operating
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