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Why You Should Refuse to Submit to a Drug Test by the Chicago Police

Chicago Criminal Defense Lawyers Making a Conviction More Difficult

If you have been stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, refusing a blood or urine test to detect the presence of drugs in your system can give you an advantage. Without definitive test results, a conviction will rely on the prosecutor’s ability to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were impaired by drugs.

Under the law in Illinois, there are very few differences between a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and driving under the influence of drugs. To obtain a conviction, prosecutors must show that you were operating a vehicle while impaired. Proving this beyond a reasonable doubt—the necessary standard in a criminal proceeding—can be extremely difficult, so law enforcement officers commonly rely on chemical testing to provide additional supporting evidence. When you refuse to comply with an officer’s request to submit to drug testing, it can make securing a conviction much more difficult.

Chicago Drugged Driving Defense Lawyers

Refusing a drug test will likely result in a suspension of your driving privileges, but the experienced attorneys at Luisi Legal Group can help minimize the negative impact on your life. Dealing with a license suspension is generally much easier compared to the criminal penalties and personal consequences of a DUI conviction. If the suspension cannot be avoided, we can help you explore available options for driving relief, allowing you to remain on the road legally during your suspension.

Since 2000, Luisi Legal Group has been protecting the rights of clients throughout the city of Chicago. We have earned a reputation as a law firm that knows how to get results, and we are ready to bring our knowledge and experience to your case.

If you have been charged with drug-related DUI, contact our office right away. Call 773-276-5541 for a free, confidential consultation with one of our skilled criminal defense attorneys. We are proud to serve clients in Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and all throughout Cook County

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