Fairfax DUID Attorney
Defending Clients Facing Serious Criminal Charges
Driving under the influence does not just refer to the influence of alcohol. If you have been found operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, you could be facing serious charges. Fortunately, there are many defense strategies that might be able to be applied to your case in order to reduce your charges or dismiss them altogether.
To learn more about your legal options, get in touch with the Fairfax DUID lawyer from Carleton Penn III. Since 1982, our attorney has defended the rights of clients facing criminal charges and established a track record of success.
Call (703) 420-3510 to learn more about your legal options. We offer free case evaluations to get you started.
DUID Charges in Virginia
The law states that any individual who is operating a motor vehicle under the influence of any sort of drug – whether prescription drugs, illegal drugs, or a combination – is liable to be charged if he or she is too impaired to operate the vehicle or is found to have a blood concentration of a drug at certain levels.
An individual may be charged with DUID if they are found with:
- 0.02mg of cocaine/liter of blood
- 0.1mg or methamphetamine/liter of blood
- 0.01mg of phencyclidine/liter of blood
- 0.1mg of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA/ecstasy)/liter of blood
In addition, a police officer’s reasonable suspicion that an individual might have drugs in his or her system can be grounds enough for an arrest. If convicted for drugged driving, the individual will be subject to Virginia’s DUI penalties.
Call Our DUID Lawyer in Fairfax for a Free Consultation
If you have been charged with drugged driving, you need to get in touch with a trusted criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Carleton Penn III can help you navigate your charges and seek a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Contact us today for more information about our firm and how we can help you. Call (703) 420-3510.