Tennessee has penalties for driving under the influence. While this is typically associated with alcohol, law enforcement officers are placing an increasing emphasis on drivers who may be operating a motor vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant or other controlled substance. Whether it involves marijuana or prescription pills, if an officer suspects you are driving while impaired, you will face steep penalties, including fines and even potential jail time.

I'm Eric Larsen, a criminal defense attorney who has helped out countless clients in Franklin and the surrounding Tennessee counties with DUI and other charges. I help my clients fight the accusations levied against them by providing experienced and aggressive DUID defense.

Accused Of A Controlled Substance DUI? Take Charge

Even if the national attitudes on certain controlled substances are shifting, it is still illegal to operate a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. However, the laws regarding driving under controlled substances are new and murky. Officers can't rely on Breathalyzer tests to detect marijuana or opiates. As such, measuring impairment can be difficult and ultimately inaccurate.

In these instances, a skilled attorney can have a large impact. Whether you have been arrested after suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, cocaine or prescription drugs, including antidepressants or anxiety medication like Xanax, my office can help you plan a strong strategy to fight the charges.

Contact Us For Legal Representation

A DUI charge can affect your life and reputation. Place your trust in a lawyer that has the experience and knowledge to help. Contact me online or call 615-656-8179 to arrange a free consultation. I will start protecting your rights immediately.