Drug DUI Defense Lawyer in the Charleston, WV, Area
Call After a DUI Involving Marijuana, Illicit, or Prescription Drugs
Many people think DUI charges can only stem from alcohol, but that is not always the case. Driving under the influence of some prescription medications, as well as illicit drugs like marijuana, is also illegal and can carry stiff penalties. 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. Our team of legal experts at Zerbe & Pence, PLLC, fights for clients after an arrest to make sure their rights were not violated in the process. Unlike DUI charges with alcohol, it is relatively difficult to detect impairment due to drugs, which increases the chances of unjust actions to bring about the charge. To get the legal representation you deserve for drug-related DUI charges in West Virginia, talk to Zerbe & Pence, PLLC, today. Give us a call at (304) 345-2728 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
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 Today for More Information on 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 on these or our other DUI services.