Q: Last evening my 19 year old son passed out while driving on interstate then when off the road striking 4 signs, a
Drainage cap and traveling 1700 feet. He was transported to hospital. Police searched his car which the found pain pills he was prescribed due to wisdom teeth out Tuesday and marijuana. He advised police he took pain pill at 11 that day and hadn’t smoke since last weekend. He consented to urine test. He was given a ticket for OVI. What should we do as has court date this Wednesday?
He should contact a local experienced OVI attorney.
At the first court date, your son will be given the opportunity to enter a plea. If he cannot afford an attorney, he can also ask the court to appoint one. To challenge the charges, a not-guilty plea would need to be entered.
OVIs are complicated charges and even more so when the driving was not observed, there are prescription medications, and the police use urine tests that show the presence of THC even if it was not used the day of the incident. An OVI attorney can help your son navigate this process and work toward the best possible result.
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