DUI Drug Lawyer in Lynnwood, WA
DUI Cases Involving Drugs in Washington State
The crime of driving under the Influence (DUI) also includes driving while impaired by drugs. Drivers can be charged with a DUI involving drugs for the use of illegal substances as well as prescription drugs. Most DUI cases involving drugs are based on the subjective evaluation of the arresting officer. Recently, law enforcement has begun using drug recognition experts who have been trained to evaluate DUI drug suspects.
The penalties in a DUI drug case are similar to cases involving intoxication. They include:
- Jail time
- Driver's license suspension
- Chemical dependency evaluation and treatment
- Mandatory drug education and counseling
- Required attendance at a DUI victim's panel
- Vehicle impoundment
- Community service
DUIHeroes is a reliable DUI firm that provides skilled representation to clients charged with a DUI that involves drugs. Our founder is a proven Lynnwood DUI attorney who has received extensive DUI training through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - the same courses taken by police. He is extremely adept at challenging DUI test results and subjective assessments of a person's alleged drug impairment.
Defense for Drug DUI Charges in Washington
In Washington, you can be charged with a DUI for drug impairment if you have at least 5 nanograms (ng) of THC per liter of blood in your system at the time of blood testing, which must be done within two hours of driving. Like the 0.08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for DUI arrests based on alcohol intoxication, the 5 ng THC limit is seen as a baseline to justify an arrest and charges—but it can also be the starting point for a defense strategy from a team as skilled as ours. At DUIHeroes, we can craft unique defense strategies that challenge every weakness in the prosecution’s case, which could include any drug test results being leveraged as justification for your arrest.
Depending on our investigation, we may be able to argue that the blood test was conducted incorrectly, the sample was stored improperly, or the results were interpreted erroneously. After all, detecting 5 ng of THC in a person’s bloodstream is a procedure that requires precision and expertise. If there is any sign that the process was not done perfectly, we can jump at the chance to discredit the evidence and argue for its dismissal. It might even be possible to defend you by proving that the result showed less than 5 ng/liter of THC, so the charges were never justified.
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