Georgia DUI - Drug offenses

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

When most people think about a DUI charge, they assume it is for drinking and driving.  However, Georgia drivers are charged with DUI everyday when they have not had a sip to drink.  An arresting officer can charge you with DUI for being under the influence of drugs of both the legal and illegal varieties. 

Everyone knows that it is illegal to take cocaine, meth, or even marijuana in the state of Georgia.  If the officer stops your car from some driving offense, and then believes that you are under the influence of some drug, you will be charged with DUI. 

What is frightening is that if the officer stops you and believes that your driving is impaired, he can charge you with DUI even if the only thing in your system is legal or prescription drugs.  People who take anti-depressants or anxiety medicine can be charged with DUI at the officers discretion.  You can even be charged if over the counter medicines like cough medicine show up in your blood work. 

If you are facing a DUI - drug charge, DUI attorney Richard Lawson has a lot of experience with fighting these charges.  In many cases he has gotten the charge dismissed completely.   Call Mr. Lawson for a consultation on the unique facts of your case today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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