Savannah DUI with Drugs Lawyer

Representation from Our Experienced Defense Attorney

According to O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(a), a person can't drive or be in control of a moving vehicle while:

  • Their driving abilities is being negatively impacted because they are under the influence of drugs
  • Under the purposeful influence of any aerosol, toxic vapor, or glue to the extent it negatively affects the person’s driving
  • Under the influence of any combination of substances mentioned
  • Marijuana or a controlled substance is present in the person’s urine or blood

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug-related DUI, it’s imperative you seek legal counsel with our Savannah DUI attorney. With over 30 years of trial experience, Attorney Robert F. Pirkle uses his extensive knowledge as a former prosecutor to provide his clients with both sides of the spectrum in regards to what they could encounter in the courtroom.

Penalties of a DUI Involving Drugs

A first conviction for DUI-Drugs in ten years results in a minimum of 24 hours in jail, a fine of at least $300, 12 month probation, completion of 40 hours of community service, DUI school, a clinical drug and alcohol evaluation, and license suspension of up to six months.

A second conviction within ten years results in a minimum jail sentence of 72 hours, a fine of at least $600, 12 month probation, completion of 30 days of community service, DUI school, a clinical drug and alcohol evaluation, and license suspension of up to six months.

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Upon being arrested for a drug-related DUI, the police officer may request you to undergo three standardized field sobriety tests, including the horizontal-gaze nystagmus, the one-leg stand and the walk-and-turn, as well as BAC tests. Our Savannah DUI attorney understands how unreliable these tests can be, since field sobriety tests are difficult to take even for a sober individual and BAC testing equipment may be out of calibration. Don’t let a drug-related DUI ruin your reputation and let our firm fight for you.

If you need any more information, contact our Savannah DUI attorney by calling (912) 493-9506 today.

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