DUI Medications / Drugs
Drug DUI Defense Lawyer at Zerbe & Pence, PLLC in Charleston, WV
Call After a DUI Involving Marijuana, Illicit, or Prescription Drugs
You can consult with a drug DUI defense lawyer at Zerbe & Pence, PLLC in Charleston, WV.
Many people think DUI charges can only stem from alcohol, but that is not always the case. Driving under the influence of prescription medications or illicit drugs like marijuana is also illegal and can carry stiff penalties.
Penalties for Drug-Related DUI Charges in West Virginia
Drug DUI charges can lead to jail time of up to six months, a $100 minimum fine, loss of license, and a mandated ignition interlock installation. Zerbe & Pence, PLLC fights for clients after an arrest to make sure rights were not violated in the process. Unlike an alcohol-related DUI charge, it is relatively difficult to detect impairment due to drugs. This can increase the chances of unjust actions to bring about the charge.
Detecting Drugs and Implied Consent Laws in West Virginia
When it comes to detecting drugs in an individual suspected of substance-related DUI, the procedure is anything but cut and dry. Unlike with alcohol, law enforcement must administer a blood test in a different location as opposed to a BAC test at the scene. West Virginia has implied consent laws that mandate anyone with a driver’s license in the state to cooperate with these tests.
However, arresting officers have a legal obligation to make suspected drivers aware of this. When they fail to do so, they have violated the rights of that driver and can potentially benefit that individual’s court case. This is one situation where it is important to have legal counsel from Zerbe & Pence, PLLC. Give us a call today for representation after a drug-related DUI arrest in West Virginia.
Call Zerbe & Pence, PLLC Today for Help With Drug-Related DUI Charges
Zerbe & Pence, PLLC, takes great pride in defending our clients in areas like drug-related DUI charges. Reducing or removing fines and jail time can prevent other issues in the future, including loss of income, transportation, and employment. From prescription drugs like painkillers to illicit recreational drugs like marijuana and cocaine, we know how to represent any client who walks through our door. Visit us on Capitol Street in Charleston, WV, for more information and to consult with a drug DUI defense lawyer.