Mt. Pleasant DUI Drug Lawyer — Summerville, North Charleston, Charleston
Possession of narcotics by a driver does not prove that the driver is impaired by those drugs. If you have been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of illegal drugs, it is important for you to work closely with an attorney who will stand hard and fast in support of your constitutional rights in all aspects of your case.
In the face of a drug-related DUI arrest, you should seek aggressive counsel and representation from a criminal defense lawyer. Your attorney should be prepared to firmly remind the prosecution of the state's obligation to prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt.
In other words, just because a prosecutor charges you with possession of illegal substances — and you were at the wheel of a vehicle at the time of your arrest — this is not sufficient evidence to convict you of driving while impaired. Even if your blood tests positive for the drug in question, the prosecution must prove that the level of the drug was enough to prove impairment. This principle applies regardless of whether street drugs, prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications are in question.
According to South Carolina's DUI statutes, a conviction on charges of driving while impaired can come about through consumption of alcohol or drugs or both. Attorney John L. Drennan has had extensive training and experience working with drug recognition experts (DREs) who test people for drug impairment. He is able to identify and articulate as only a trained and experienced defense lawyer can do the apparent flaws in a DRE's evaluation. Contact us at Drennan Law Firm in Mt. Pleasant. DUI drug attorney John Drennan awaits your inquiry.
Successful defense arguments in DUI drug cases have included such issues as the following:
- DRE evaluation was flawed.
- Amount of drug in a person's body could not be properly quantified.
- Prejudicial, unsubstantiated evidence that does not have a clear correlation to the charges should be suppressed.
- Some people taking Ambien have been found driving while still asleep! The drug triggered sleepwalking of an extreme variety — and defendants could not be held responsible.
- People have accidentally ingested substances that they did not intend to and were not aware of.
From law offices in Mt. Pleasant, DUI drug attorney John L. Drennan freshly addresses every case's unique set of facts. He is ready to investigate and discover the key to your defense after an arrest on charges of driving while impaired by drugs.
Arrested in Charleston? Drug-Impaired Driving? Attorney John L. Drennan Takes on Tough Drug-Related DUI Cases — And Delivers Results
Were you arrested on suspicion of DUI while driving after taking a prescription drug? DUI lawyer John L. Drennan handles tough DUI cases. Make the phone call or send the e-mail needed to get your discussion with Mr. Drennan underway. Protect your clean record and your future. Contact Drennan Law Firm today.