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DUI Drugs in Georgia

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Drug-related DUI cases may involve prescription drugs which impair a person's driving ability as well as illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and others. The basis of the DUI in these cases is the illegal substance in the individual's bloodstream while driving. Currently, prosecutors are not required to prove that the illegal substance caused impairment, except in the cases of prescribed medications or marijuana. All that is required is proof of presence of the illegal drugs in your system. In addition, illegal drugs found in your vehicle may result in a drug possession charge. Even if you were not driving the vehicle when arrested with drugs, your driver's license will be suspended on a plea to possession of those drugs.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug-related DUI in the metro-Atlanta area, please speak with a Mariatta DUI attorney during a consultation. Attorney Glasgow is a former prosecutor who has worked on hundreds of DUI, felony, and misdemeanor cases. With this legal background as an Atlanta DUI defense attorney, he can provide aggressive representation for anyone facing a drug-related DUI in the Atlanta area. The Glasgow Law Firm also serves the Georgia counties of Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Henry Clayton, Rockdale, Douglas, Cherokee, Pickens, and Paulding.

Consequences of a DUI Involving Illegal Drugs

If you are convicted for the possession of any illegal drug in any amount, your driver's license can be suspended whether you were driving or not. In addition to this, you will be required to complete a Risk Reduction Program in order to apply for a reinstatement of your driver's license. You must make an application and pay the necessary fees to have your driving privileges restored. Minimum sentences of a first possession of a controlled substance under law include fines up to $1000 for marijuana, fines at the discretion of the court for harder drugs such as cocaine or heroin, 2 to 15 years in prison depending on the amount and type of drugs, up to 12 months of community service for the possession of marijuana, and 180 days minimum license suspension. Additional penalties may be ordered by the court depending on the severity of the offense and the illegal drugs involved.

Conviction of a DUI involving illegal drugs is a serious matter which is why you need the legal services of a qualified professional. We urge you to contact us as at the Metro Atlanta DUI defense firm if you are facing DUI charges as soon as possible so that I can begin building your defense.

Have you been charged with a drug-related DUI in the Metro Atlanta area? Contact the Cobb County DUI attorney at the firm today!

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The Glasgow Law Firm - Marietta DUI Lawyer
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Phone: (877) 384-2278 | Local Phone: (678) 373-4440.