In most states a controlled substance is just as bad as alcohol in your system. I reccomend that you contact a DUI attorney from your state ASAP to see if there is anything you can do to fight these charges or mitigate what you may be looking at.
Testing positive for a controlled substance can be the basis for a DUI charge. Any substance that affects your normal faculties may be considered by a jury.
You definitely need to consider retaining a skilled criminal defense attorney to help you fight this charge. This would be considered a 2nd DUI outside of 5 years from the 1st. Therefore, it could result in enhanced penalties but not a mandatory jail sentence.
Best of luck.
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