Wyoming Criminal Defense and DUI

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs – Criminal Attorney – Wyoming

Driving Under The Influence – DUI Lawyers - Wyoming Burg SimpsonMost people know that a disproportionate number of motor vehicle accidents that end in a fatality are caused by a driver who was under the influence of a controlled substance. What’s not as well-known is how many more of those drivers are under the influence of drugs instead of alcohol.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest data, published in its most recent National Roadside Survey, drunk driving has fallen over the last few years, while the number of drugged drivers has grown significantly. Roughly 20 percent of nighttime weekend drivers tested positive for illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter medications, while 15 percent tested positive for illegal drugs. The drug showing up more often than most is marijuana, especially in states like Wyoming, which borders a state that’s legalized recreational use of the drug.

If you need legal assistance with a criminal defense matter, call the Wyoming office of Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form as soon as possible.

Marijuana is now second only to alcohol as the drug most often connected to driving under the influence. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC as it is commonly referred to, is the main ingredient in marijuana and influences the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, coordination, memory, and judgment.

According to research published by the Centers for Disease Control, marijuana can:

  • Slow a driver’s reaction time and decision-making ability.
  • Impair coordination, distort perception, cause memory loss and make problem-solving much more difficult.

Additionally, studies suggest that impairment increases significantly when marijuana is combined with alcohol. Studies have found that many drivers test positive for both, establishing a clear link between drunk and drugged driving. If you have been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, get help from the criminal defense law firm of Burg Simpson today. Call us now at 307-527-7891.

In Wyoming, the blood alcohol limit for drivers:

  • .08 percent: 21 and older.
  • .02 percent: 20 and younger.
  • .05 percent: any age with additional evidence.
  • .04 percent: commercial drivers.

Punishments vary on the offense and can include jail time, fines, a loss of driving privileges, and even the installation of an ignition interlock device. If you have been arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, get help from a criminal defense lawyer in our Cody office today. Call us at 307-527-7891.

If You Need a Criminal Law Attorney, Burg Simpson in Wyoming Can Help

If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, we can help. If you need legal counsel in a criminal matter, Burg Simpson’s experienced trial attorneys can help. Call us before it’s too late at 307-527-7891 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form so we can get started on your case.

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Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers. Shareholders Peter W. Burg and Stephen J. Burg Discuss What to Do Following a Crash. If you have experienced a vehicle-related injury through the carelessness of another party, you could be eligible for damages for your pain, suffering, and loss. The Denver personal injury lawyers at… Read more »

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Burg Simpson Congratulates Our Best Lawyers in America!

Twenty-Seven Burg Simpson Attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America ® 2020. Four lawyers were named 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Their Practice Areas and Regions Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce the Best Lawyers in America accolades for… Read more »

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Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game By David P. Hersh, Shareholder and Avid Cyclist When it comes to crashes between cyclists and motor vehicles, it is essential to establish who is at fault for causing the accident.  Tort law in America operates on a system of responsibility – those who ride or drive on public ways… Read more »

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Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation

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VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

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VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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