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DUI with Drugs

DUI Attorneys in Richmond Hill Representing People Like You

At Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC, our Hinesville DUI lawyers believe that everyone should be able to have their voice heard when accused of committing a criminal act. For some people who have been arrested for driving under the influence with drugs (DUID), they may feel as though the criminal justice system glanced over their case and unfairly assumed their guilt. This is in large part due to Georgia's "zero tolerance" stance on drugged driving.

When someone comes to our criminal defense law firm in Richmond Hill and states that they have been arrested for a DUID, we are always quick to react. The consequences that lingers over their heads are similar to those for a traditional driving under the influence (DUI), if not actually worse.

Through clever litigation strategies and aggressive tactics in and out of court, we hope to defend our clients from penalties that could include:

  • Insurance rate hikes
  • Interlock ignition device installation
  • Jail time
  • License suspension
  • Mandatory DUI courses
  • Steep fines

If the person was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of a strictly illegal drug, they may even face additional criminal consequences related to other drug crimes, such as possession.


Do you need a lawyer who is not afraid to fight for your rights? Contact us today!


What Constituted a DUI with Drugs Charge?

A highway patrol officer may pull over anyone who they believe is exhibiting signs of intoxication or debilitation due to drug use. This is obviously a fairly wide window of opportunity for them to make traffic stops, which has stirred up controversy in the past.

In order to be charged with a DUID, you will need to be accused of driving while influenced by:

  • Any drug that can and has caused a loss of motor or mental control.
  • Any toxic or chemical substance that can inhibit your ability to drive.
  • Any combination of two medications with drowsy side effects.

If blood or urine testing shows that you have any trace of an illegal substance in your system at the time of your arrest, you can be charged with a DUID. For example, if you have the slightest trace of marijuana in your blood after using the drug the previous day and are in no way influenced by it when you are pulled over, you can still get slammed with the criminal offense.

Defending Yourself Starts with a Phone Call – (866) 580-3089

One of the greatest things about the United States of America is that anyone accused of a crime and taken to court is granted the right to an attorney. However, public defenders are often overworked and overwhelmed with other cases. Leaving your defense in their hands is nothing short of a gamble, as they might not even have more than an hour or so of free time to build your case.

The wise choice is to work closely with a privately retained Richmond Hill DUI attorney from our law firm. We are able to dedicate all the time required to construct you a proper safeguard against the harsh scrutiny of the law. We are even available during emergencies, so contact us any time, any day when you need help.

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