Drinking Or Using Drugs While Driving
A Charge of ‘Under the Influence’ can Include Drugs
Most people are familiar with a DUI or “Driving Under the Influence” charge as meaning you have .08 percent or higher blood alcohol content (BAC) while behind the wheel. What many people don’t realize is that you can also be arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, illegal or legal. This means if you are arrested for driving while using any drug that causes impairment (known as a DUI-D), you face the same consequences of a DUI charge as if you were driving with excessive blood alcohol levels. These substances include:
- Prescription medications
At Cherry DUI Law, we know that proving impairment is more difficult for the prosecution because detecting the presence of these drugs in a person’s system is not as clear cut as using a breath test, blood test or urine test. Our attorneys know how to challenge many of the tests used for drugs and have decades of experience in protecting the rights of our clients.
Delaware & Chester County DUI Defense Attorneys
If you have been accused of drinking or using drugs while driving, our lawyers sit down with you to review the evidence against you. They look for any inconsistencies between the police report and your account of events. They examine the arresting officer’s actions for any possible mistakes or misconduct during the arrest.
Our goal is to obtain the best possible outcome in your case, preferably without a conviction, so we can get you back to your normal life as quickly and painlessly as we can.
Contact Our Firm
To schedule your free initial consultation with a DUI-D defense attorney in Philadelphia or Media, Pennsylvania, call us at 610-565-0300 or 215-675-2400 or contact us online.