DUI Drugs: Driving Under the Influence of Prescription or Illegal Drugs

As the use of prescription drugs, such as antidepressant medication, has become increasingly prevalent in our society, we are seeing a rise in charges for DUI Drugs - Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, both legal and illegal drugs. It is hard to believe, but you can be charged with a DUI if you have taken prescription medication and have not consumed a drop of alcohol. If this describes your situation, contact me now.

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As a DUI and drug defense lawyer for many years, I regularly represent clients charged with driving under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs. Moreover, I worked for the DA's office prosecuting the same types of DUI cases that I now defend.

Prescription Drugs and Illegal Recreational Drugs

The law considers any drug a narcotic, and classifies DUI drug charges at the highest tier ofDUI offenses. Therefore, whether you have been arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs or illegal recreational drugs, such as marijuana, you could face a DUI sentence of up to six months in jail and one year license suspension (first-offense), if convicted. However, as an experienced, results-driven DUI defense lawyer, I know: Not every arrest for a DUI and drugs results in a conviction.

Prosecutors are not interested in helping you out, even if this is your first brush with the law and you did not know that you could be pulled over for prescription medicine in your blood.

An Uphill Climb I Have Won on Behalf of Past Clients

If you are charged with having prescribed or illegal drugs in your system, you face a strong legal challenge that I am well-equipped to handle on your behalf. I will comb through every aspect of the evidence against you, using my many years of experience in the field.

A good DUI drug defense involves a lawyer who knows how to take every potential piece of evidence against you and examine it thoroughly for mistakes, weaknesses or technical flaws. In the case of controlled substances that have been legally prescribed, I will make that clear to the prosecution. One step I may take is to retain a credible toxicologist toevaluate the BAC levels and/or the drug toxicity levels to help demonstrate that the prescribed drug was at a therapeutic level.

  • Did the officer perform an illegal search and seizure?
  • How did you come to be pulled over, and was the stop legal?
  • Did you feel intimidated by the police at any point in the process?

When Arrested and Facing DUI Drug Charges, Call Me: 610-270-8800      

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