LaGrange GA DUI Lawyer
At The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson, we have dedicated ourselves to Georgia DUI defense. With over 25 years of experience and 5,000 clients represented, we understand what it takes to reach a successful outcome. No matter the specifics of your case, we can help! Call now for a free case evaluation.
LaGrange GA DUI Drug Charge
Most people associate a DUI charge with drunk driving. However, in recent years, we have seen an increase in DUI drug charges. When an officer suspects a driver of drugged or drunk driving, they can request the driver to submit to a blood test. The results of this test are then sent to a lab that analyzes your blood. If the test comes out positive for marijuana or cocaine, then that will justify a DUI drugs charge. However, we have seen more and more people being charged with DUI drugs for having prescription drugs in their systems.
Even over the counter medicines such as cough syrup or allergy medication can lead to a DUI arrest and possible conviction. If the drug made the driver less safe to drive in the eyes of the officer, then the officer will deem the driver to be impaired. Sometimes are unaware that they are driving impaired. While the effects of the drug may have worn off, the drug can still be in your bloodstream.
According to O.C.G.A § 40-6-391, it is illegal “to drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while under the influence of any drug to the extent that it is less safe for ht person to drive.” When a person is charged with DUI alcohol, the legal threshold is .08 percent. However, there is no threshold for drugs. Therefore, any amount will be enough to warrant a drugged driving charge as long as it made the driver less safe to operate a motor vehicle.
Our DUI Attorneys in LaGrange GA are very familiar with DUI drug cases. We have represented hundreds of clients charged with DUI drugs and are prepared to help with your case. We understand the laws surrounding drug charges but also know the case law to support a dismissal or reduction of the charge. Our goal is to make law work in your favor.
Penalties for DUI Drug Charge in LaGrange GA
A DUI drugs conviction in LaGrange comes with harsh consequences. The penalties you may face include:
- A fine between $300-$1,000
- 10 to days to 12 months in jail
- 40 hours of community service
- Drug Use Risk Reduction Program
- Up to one year of probation
In addition to the listed punishments, the Georgia Department of Driver Services can suspend your driver's license. However, these are possible punishments you may face if you are convicted! These are not guaranteed because there are always DUI defenses we can use to fight your case. We have numerous medical and scientific experts on our team that work to unearth flaws in the testing conducted.
Additionally, our LaGrange DUI lawyers have decades of experience and know how to find gaps in the prosecutor's case against you. Every case is different, and that is why we take the time to thoroughly study the facts of your case. After our analysis, we will present your options to you. Our goal is to keep you driving and prevent a DUI from going on your permanent criminal record. Call now to see how we can help today.
LaGrange Municipal Court
LaGrange Municipal Court has jurisdiction over city ordinance violations, misdemeanor traffic offenses, and other misdemeanors, including DUI and shoplifting, that arise within LaGrange city limits. Court is held each Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at 208 Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, GA 30240. For more information, call 706.883.2026.
Contact Our DUI Attorneys in LaGrange Now
Whether you were charged with DUI alcohol or DUI drugs, our LaGrange DUI Attorneys are waiting to take your call. We have a complete understanding of DUI law and use this knowledge daily to help our clients. Let us assist with your case too and see how our experience will make all the difference in your case. Call now!