If you have driven in or around Winder in Barrow County recently, particularly late at night, you have likely seen many law enforcement officers pulling over drivers for DUI and administering field sobriety tests. Officers are issuing more DUI citations than ever. Unfortunately, a DUI is more than just a traffic ticket. A DUI has implications for your job and you education.
What is particularly upsetting, is that you can be charged of and convicted of DUI even if you have not been drinking. Officers can also write DUI citations for driving under the influence of drugs. Of course marijuana, cocaine, and meth would qualify. But so does cough medicine, prescription medicines given to you by your doctor, and other over the counter medications in certain amounts and combinations. If the officer suspects that your erratic driving is the result of drugs, they will require you to submit to a blood test. Your blood is analyzed in a lab and a week or so later, there will be a toxicology report which shows anything in your system. If there are substances in your blood, Barrow County prosecuting attorney may move forward on behalf of the State of Georgia and attempt to convict you of DUI.
DUI drug cases like are often contested and won. Skilled DUI attorneys can challenge these charges and have been quite successful at getting not guilty verdicts at jury trials. The Barrow County prosecutors must prove that you were less safe to drive a motor vehicle due to drug use. This is a difficult feat. Richard Lawson has been successful in getting these cases reduced and dismissed. Call Mr. Lawson today for a free consultation.