You Can Fight Charges Of Driving While Drugged

Alcohol is not the only substance that can impair a driver's faculties. Drugs can also reduce a driver's reaction time, impair their judgment and inhibit their motor skills. Driving under the influence of drugs can also lead to serious criminal charges, including DUI. The penalties may include loss of driving privileges, expensive fines and even jail time.

If a law enforcement officer pulled you over and charged you with driving under the influence of drugs, you need the experienced criminal defense firm of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers. A DUI charge is never an open-and-shut case. You still have a chance to defeat this charge — and our attorneys can help you.

What Is Virginia's Per Se Law?

Our state has a per se law that makes it illegal to drive under the influence of any drug. This includes:

  • Methamphetamines
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
  • Morphine
  • Valium

Any substance over a certain limit may result in a DUI.

Drugged Driving Is Difficult To Prosecute

The state of Virginia can press criminal charges against drivers who have certain medications in their systems, even if a doctor prescribed them. However, the state has a difficult time prosecuting these charges. This is because breathalyzer tests do not apply to drugged driving, and the tests to measure illicit substances are not always accurate.

Our skilled attorneys have a proven track record of getting drugged driving charges dismissed or reduced, or obtaining favorable plea deals. We can aggressively challenge the prosecution's evidence, including the accuracy of drug tests.

Take Charge Of Your DUI Charge

With our legal team on your side, you still have a chance to effectively challenge your drugged driving charge. Contact our office in Manassas to speak with a lawyer in a consultation. Call 703-659-0496, or reach us online.