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Ecstasy is a drug that possesses a unique power to override a person’s cognitive faculties, especially when consumed alongside other substances. When ingested, the chemical can cause users to exhibit a variety of peculiar behaviors. These erratic impulses are especially dangerous for individuals operating motor vehicles. This guide examines the innate relationship between ecstasy and DUI charges.
Unfortunately, one common characteristic of an ecstasy user is a tendency to indulge in binge drinking while intoxicated. The drug buffers the negative effects of alcohol in favor of highlighting the positive ones. This situation naturally encourages people to drink way more than they could otherwise tolerate. Obviously, this scenario is extremely hazardous once behind the wheel.
Aside from excessive drinking, ecstasy users also make themselves distinctly noticeable on the streets. They are known to cruise in flashy vehicles at night listening to loud electronic music. The drug embeds a feeling of invincibility, so there is hardly any fear of the very real repercussions.
The stimulant aspects of ecstasy make users dangerously prone to distraction and multitasking. The personality of intoxicated individuals can be described as a blend between hyper mania and irrational confidence. This is a bad combination for the road, and an even worse combo for handling potential police interactions.
In fact, many ecstasy users fail to comprehend what is happening when they get pulled over by a cop. Their inability to take the incident seriously can create countless problems. A lack of cooperation can be perceived as evading arrest, which is a serious charge to fight. If disobedience is taken far enough, officers can cite harassment and assault. It is much better to defend against a lone DUI case. Possession is the worst charge that can be compounded with a DUI. Not only is it a felony, but it provides damning evidence of intentional intoxication behind the wheel.
Promiscuity is another trait that gets ecstasy users arrested. Often times, their revealing attire can attract police attention. If a driver is spotted lacking sufficient clothing coverage, their vehicle can be legally checked. Sometimes, the lack of adherence to formal dress codes is intentional; however, it is more commonly caused by negligence due to a lack of self-awareness.
A common reason for DUI charges against ecstasy users is their tendency to participate in street races. This high level of speeding quickly leads to arrests. Surprisingly, other ecstasy users are caught for the opposite reason of driving too slow. Either way, law enforcement can commission full lab tests once the police have reason to suspect intoxication. These tests can provide irrefutable evidence against you to ensure a DUI conviction.
To further exacerbate difficulties, ecstasy produces a lack of memory that renders testimony impossible. A first-person account of the event cannot be provided by the defendant if they cannot remember the incidents that transpired. In this case, their only hope is an astute attorney. A plea bargain is the best bet in this situation, and it may be the only path for avoiding a prison term.