When a police officer pulls you over, it can be an anxiety-inducing experience. While you might not be drinking and driving, there are still repercussions that can come from driving after taking drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs can lead to impaired judgement, lack of awareness and low concentration. It can also lead to a DUI.
Drug court started in Miami-Dade County in 1989. Today it is a growing trend in the criminal justice system. If you’re facing non-violent criminal charges due to substance abuse disorder or a drug-related crime, you may be eligible for drug court.
Last year, the opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency. Myriad opioid manufacturers and healthcare professionals are now facing lawsuits for having carelessly prescribed the highly addictive drugs as standard pain management medication—which resulted in an epidemic of addiction and death across the country.