DUI of Drugs

Attorney Robert F. Pirkle has been serving clients in Savannah and throughout Georgia with compassionate and effective legal representation since 1984.

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 attorney. With over 35 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 35 days of community service, DUI school, a clinical drug and alcohol evaluation, and license suspension of up to six months.

Understanding the Impact of Drug Intoxication Charges

Being charged with a DUI involving drugs can have serious legal and personal consequences. It's important to understand the potential penalties and repercussions of drug intoxication charges in Georgia. Our experienced defense attorney at The Law Offices of Robert F. Pirkle can provide you with the knowledge and guidance you need to navigate through this challenging situation.

Some of the potential consequences of a DUI involving drugs may include:

  • Driver's license suspension
  • Heavy fines and court fees
  • Possible jail time
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Criminal record

It's crucial to have a knowledgeable and skilled legal representative on your side to protect your rights and work towards the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your drug intoxication charges and legal options.

Let Us Protect Your Rights

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 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 attorney by calling (912) 493-9506 today. 

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