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Know what to do if you are stopped for impaired driving

| Apr 14, 2017 | DUI |

Facing charges for driving under the influence or driving while impaired is a very serious matter. If you recall, we recently discussed the case of the driver who was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and the passenger, who happened to play football for the University of Georgia at Athens, also faces charges in connection with the stop.

This case clearly shows that Georgia takes a harsh stance against driving if you have impairing substances in your body. You can face criminal charges for driving after smoking marijuana or using other drugs. In these cases, you need to find a defense option that takes the specific evidence into account.

Unlike drunk driving charges involving alcohol, these charges aren’t based on a blood alcohol concentration test. Instead, other factors might come into the picture.

It is imperative that you understand that what you say to the police officers can be used by the prosecution in a case against you. You can’t admit that you were smoking marijuana or that you took prescription sedatives before driving unless you are prepared to deal with the aftermath of those statements.

If you are pulled over because an officer thinks that you are impaired or intoxicated, make sure that you know your options right then. You also must ensure that you know them throughout the entire time you are dealing with police about the matter.

As your case moves forward, we can help you to examine the case against you. You must weigh all the options so that you have a good idea about what you can and can’t accomplish with your case.