Drug-related DUI offenses may seem simple at first glance. Driving while under the influence of medication is generally illegal. If you are charged, you'll likely be found guilty and face criminal consequences — right?
Wrong. The state faces the burden of proof in prosecuting you for drug-related DUI, and faces numerous possible complications. For instance:
- Phlebotomists who take blood samples can accidentally include isopropyl in your blood sample when drawing blood through a needle, contaminating the sample
- Police officers can break search and seizure and reasonable suspicion protocols when pulling you over or when searching for drug paraphernalia
- Drug-induced intoxication can occur legally and accidentally through the ingestion of prescription and over-the-counter medication
Whether you are accused of driving while under the influence of legal drugs like Tylenol PM, NyQuil or cold medicine, or illegal drugs like cocaine, methamphetamines or marijuana, Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, can provide experienced and effective help.
Have you been accused of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Contact Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC, in Harrisburg at 717-827-4074 for experienced criminal defense legal help.
Experience Makes A Difference In Drug-Related DUI Cases
Our attorney team includes a former district attorney. We are highly familiar with prosecutors' tactics and DUI law, the DUI court system, law enforcement and court officials. We can defend your case based on several approaches, from having our own experts analyze your blood sample to arguing for leniency based on understandable errors in legal drug use — most district attorneys are lenient when drug DUI results from a one-time error in legal drug use.
Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini is an accomplished criminal defense lawyer with significant experience fighting drug-related DUI charges throughout Pennsylvania.
If you have been charged with drug DUI/DUID, contact the experienced criminal defense law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Office, LLC. We provide free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments and operate two offices for your convenience. To contact a lawyer, call 717-827-4074.
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