Accused of driving under the influence of drugs? Don’t give up—call Chambers Law Firm now.
Most of the time, when we think of “driving under the influence” we think of drunk driving with a BAC above the legal limit of .08. But in reality, many other substances besides alcohol can impair your driving ability and subject you to a charge of DUI of drugs. This includes both legal prescription medications as well as illegal narcotics.
Your Case Deserves Expert Attention
A case involving DUI of drugs is typically much more complicated than your average DUI of alcohol. This is actually good news for you—it means that the case is often more difficult for the prosecution to prove. A defense attorney from Chambers Law Firm who has specific experience with DUI of drugs cases will know exactly how to attack the prosecution’s evidence to provide you with the best possible chance of beating the charge.
Did you fail a drug test after your arrest?
Don’t worry. Chambers Law Firm can help.
The biggest complication in a DUI of drugs case is that there is no clear standard for what counts as too impaired to drive. This means that even if the prosecution has the results of a blood or urine test showing that you had some amount of drugs in your system, this alone is not sufficient to secure a conviction. Instead, they must rely on testimony of the arresting officer and/or a specially trained Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) to show that your driving ability was actually impaired by the drugs in your system.
At Chambers Law Firm we understand the limitations of testimony provided by DREs and arresting officers. Depending on the evidence in your case, it may be possible to show that:
- What appeared to be physical signs of drug impairment were actually caused by fatigue or illness
- Poor performance on any field sobriety tests was caused by fatigue, nerves, poor road conditions, or some other innocent explanation
- Results of chemical tests should be questioned due to mishandling of samples
Although you tested positive for a drug, you actually used the drug days or months ago, not on the day of your arrest
Get Us on Your Side Now
Remember, the sooner you hire Chambers Law Firm as your DUI of drugs defense attorney, the sooner we can get to work collecting evidence to support your defense. Ideally, we will be able to convince the DA to drop the charges or offer you a beneficial plea. But if the DA proves stubborn, we will not hesitate to defend you in court.
To learn more about the options that may be available for your defense, call Chambers Law Firm at 855-397-0210 now for a free initial DUI case evaluation.