Unique Blood Test Considerations For DUIs Involving Prescription Drugs

Prescription/drug DUI crimes are intensely prosecuted and present significant complications. Whether it is an illicit or prescription drug, or marijuana, the best way for the state to charge someone with a DUI is to obtain a blood sample.

The problem with these types of cases is that any trace amount — even if the substance stays in the blood for a month — can result in a DUI charge. That means that if someone had marijuana weeks or even a month prior to having blood drawn, he or she can be charged with a drug DUI.

It can be harder for the state to charge you with a crime if you have a prescription for the medication. In that case, they must show actual impairment, not just that it is in your system. Like with all DUI cases, it is important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible if you have been charged.

An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Who Can Handle Your DUI And Prescription Charges

I will bring the experience I have honed in years of work on drug DUI cases to aggressively defend you against any charge.

Officers need probable cause to draw blood, in addition to making the stop. If there is absolutely any doubt as to whether they followed protocol, I will aggressively attack their case. If I am unable to reach a dismissal, I will do everything I can to mitigate the consequences of the charge. I encourage you to get in touch.

Charged With Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs? Contact A Moline Attorney.

To schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact me online or call 309-517-6495 or 309-517-6496 . If your matter is urgent and my office is closed, you may call me on my after-hours mobile at 309-738-3945.