Experienced Atlanta Criminal Defense Law Firm
The catch-all nature of Georgia's DUI laws can enable the state to convict you for driving under the influence of nearly any drug, even one that your doctor has prescribed. In addition to the DUI charge, a person can also face a charge for drug possession or a more serious drug offense. If you have been arrested for DUI drug in Georgia, you need an experienced DUI drug defense attorney fighting for you.
Gwinnett County DUI Defense Attorneys
At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., we aggressively defend the rights and freedom of people charged with DUI, DUI drug offenses and other crimes. Our attorneys understand the many possible defense strategies that exist in such cases, and we work tirelessly to help you obtain a positive outcome.
WE CAN HELP YOU! Contact our firm today about a drug DUI. In Lawrenceville or elsewhere in the Atlanta area, you can depend on Daniels & Taylor, P.C., for skillful, results-oriented advocacy.
DUI Drug Defense Strategies
In some respects, a DUI drug case is more difficult for the state to prove than a regular DUI. The prosecutor must show that your driving was impaired and your impairment was caused or was the result of your intake of drugs. However, the mere presence of a drug in your bloodstream in itself does not mean that you were impaired, because the remnants of drugs (metabolites) can remain in your blood long after the effects of the drug have worn off.
Furthermore, very few police officers in the Atlanta area are certified drug recognition experts. Police officers who are not certified frequently attempt to employ the same techniques to evaluate drivers for drug impairment as they do for alcohol impairment. But the signs of alcohol impairment are much different than those for drug impairment.
In addition, in your case there may be other possible defenses such as lack of probable cause for the police to stop you, lack of probable cause to continue the investigation or failure to advise you of your rights. Our lawyers will attempt to take advantage of mistakes made by police officers in this regard whenever possible.
Daniels & Taylor, P.C., will work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Contact our Lawrenceville law office at 770-604-1380. We represent clients in the Greater Atlanta area, including Gwinnett County, Walton County and the communities of Lawrenceville, Loganville, Norcross and other cities.