A DUI arrest and subsequent charge does not always involve alcohol. Taking prescription drugs prior to driving and getting pulled over can result in life-changing consequences. Clients come to my law office for aggressive representation involving complex criminal cases. I provide dedicated advocacy and aggressively pursue the best outcome on their behalf.
Utah Drug Defense Lawyer
"Per se DUI" is a criminal charge that involves traces or metabolites of a drug in the bloodstream. While that can include cocaine, heroin, meth and other illegal narcotics, legally prescribed drugs — including medical marijuana — can result in an arrest.
The assumption that a DUI only involves alcohol finds our clients coming to us, not only stressed, but also confused. A licensed physician prescribed them much-needed medication. Now they find themselves running afoul of the law. They face potential jail time, steep fines and the possible loss of their driver's licenses.
Salt Lake City Prescription Drug Crime Defense Attorney
My job is to investigate all aspects of your case from the initial stop to any testing performed. Poor chain of custody in chemical tests (blood and urine) and officers lacking proper training in field sobriety tests can result in a wrongful arrest and possible conviction. In addition to a criminal record, my clients face skyrocketing car insurance rates.
Contact a Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
To talk with me about the criminal penalties you face following a prescription drug-related DUI arrest, call my Salt Lake City law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online. Reasonable payment plans are available.