In Washington, as in most states, you can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) for driving after consuming alcohol or drugs. The legal process that results from a drug-related DUI is different in some ways from a DUI for alcohol. Your best chance at reaching a successful resolution is to secure representation from a lawyer experienced with drug-related DUIs.
Recognition of driving under the influence of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines or other drugs requires the specialized training of a drug recognition expert (DRE). Driving under the influence of narcotics arrests are based on the opinion of the DRE and the results of a blood test. We are familiar with the requirements of a DRE and the procedures they follow.
Due to our lead criminal defense attorneys’ experience as former criminal prosecutors, we have the ability to anticipate the prosecutor’s legal strategy and build a strong case in your defense against these charges.
Under Washington state law, it is illegal to drive while under the influence of any drug, including legal over-the-counter medications and prescription medications. If you have been charged with a drug crime, including a drug-related DUI offense, call us.