Most people associate driving under the influence cases with alcohol. However, it is possible to be pulled over and arrested on suspicion of breaking drug DUI laws. In Pennsylvania, these cases are called DUID or driving under the influence of drugs and are just as serious as DUI alcohol cases.
When you are facing criminal drug possession, drug paraphernalia and DUI charges, get the help you need from our legal team at Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C. We are skilled DUI drug lawyers who have extensive experience protecting the rights of the accused. Whether you have previous criminal charges, have never been in trouble with the law, are a college student or are a minor, we work to see the charges against you are minimized whenever possible. Your future is important to us and will fight for you with valuable knowledge about Pennsylvania’s drug DUI laws.
When you are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, standard field sobriety tests may be administered when you are pulled over. However, Breathalyzer tests cannot be used, as drugs cannot be detected through your breath.
- You will be arrested and taken to the police station where other tests, such as blood and urine, will be administered to determine what substance or substances are in your system and the concentration of those substances.
- It does not matter if the substance is an illegal narcotic or a prescription drug for which you had a valid prescription. If the drug was affecting your ability to drive, police can arrest you.
We go to work on your behalf even before charges are formally filed. Our investigation into the case begins immediately, starting with an examination of the police procedures during your traffic stop and arrest. Our defense lawyers look at why you were pulled over, why they suspected you of being under the influence of drugs and other factors. Our attorneys have extensive experience with drug DUI laws and can help you.
Our firm then constructs a case and aggressively fights for your rights. Whether we work to secure the dismissal of the charges against you, arrange a plea agreement with the prosecution or take the case to trial, our attorneys handle the situation based upon your specific goals, needs and best interests. One avenue of resolution is not best for all, and we tailor our approach to you.
Contact Our Drug DUI Lawyers
You do not have to face your DUID charges alone. Our lawyers will stand by you throughout the entirety of your case, from beginning to end. Call us now at (610) 685-8000, or contact us online. We offer a free 30-minute initial consultation that can be scheduled at one of our offices in Wyomissing, Lancaster or Lebanon. When necessary, we can meet with you in jail.