Pennsylvania DUI-Drug related Defense Lawyer
Pennsylvania's harsh drunk driving laws now apply to controlled substances, both illegal and prescription medication. Under Pennsylvania DUI penalties, an individual who is caught driving, operating or in control of the operation of a vehicle with traces of sleeping medication such as Ambien, Restoril or Valium, or anti-depression medication like Alprazolam, Xanax, Xanor or Niravam will not only be charged with a Pennsylvania DUI, but in the most serious categories of Pa DUI offenses (third tier). Ciccarelli Lawyers are the experienced Pennsylvania Defense Lawyers that are reasonable and ready to fight for you.
A Pennsylvania DUID charge carries significant punishment, so you need an experienced defense attorney on your side. Ciccarelli Law Offices are ready to review your DUID case and determine whether the district attorney's evidence is subject to challenge.
In driving under the influence of marijuana cases, Pennsylvania has a "per se" limit of how much of the drug you're permitted to have in your system. Under Pennsylvania's per se marijuana laws, you can be convicted of DUID if you have 5 ng/ml, or nanograms per milliliter, of THC in your system. How much marijuana it takes to reach this level depends on many factors, including how regularly you may have ingested the drug.
Different drugs are eliminated from the body at vastly different rates. Stimulants such as methamphetamine and cocaine are flushed from the body relatively quickly, while marijuana can remain in your system for much longer. Because of this, you could be charged with driving under the influence of marijuana even if the effect of the drug had long worn off. Police sometimes shift their focus from drunk driving investigations to DUID probes because a breath test showed a blood alcohol content (BAC) that didn't exceed the legal limit of .08 percent.
However, it may be possible to fight your DUID case, because the so-called signs of drug use can be misinterpreted, and chemical tests are sometimes unreliable. To learn more about aggressive defenses to charges of driving under the influence of drugs, please contact the Pennsylvania DUI attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices today for a free consultation.
Protecting Your Rights against Drug -related DUI Allegations
Do not give up and acquiesce to the serious criminal and personal penalties that come with a conviction for drug related dui offenses. Look for experienced Pennsylvania DUI lawyers. You need a law firm that staffs seasoned criminal defense attorneys and a former prosecutor. You need Ciccarelli Lawyers.
You also need lawyers both passionate in what they do and compassionate in their treatment of their clients. You deserve a lawyer that is available when you need him, treats you with respect, and protects your rights vigorously. We make your choice all the clearer with locations throughout the metropolitan Philadelphia Pennsylvania, including Center City Philadelphia, West Chester, Exton, Kennett Square, Lancaster, King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, Radnor and Springfield. Now is the time for action. Choose the winning strategy of Lee A. Ciccarelli. Together our legal team will give you the edge.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please contact us. Call us at 610-925-2500 or toll-free at 888-643-0006.