Charged With DUI for prescription drugs or metabolites?
Under Utah’s DUI metabolite laws, it is illegal to drive with any measurable amount of a controlled substance or controlled substance metabolite in the body. Controlled substances include illegal drugs, prescription drugs, medical marijuana and some over-the-counter medications.
DUI metabolite cases are challenging. You need a lawyer who has experience contesting these charges. The Law Offices of David Paul White and Associates can help. With more than 25 years of defense experience, attorney White has represented thousands of people in DUI/DWI cases, including DUI metabolite cases.
We Know How to Contest Metabolite Charges
Metabolites of any type of drug can stay in your body for days or weeks. If metabolites are present in the blood, urine or oral fluids test, you can be charged with DUI or driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), even though you may not have been impaired when arrested. If you are convicted, you will face the same penalties as a DUI/DUID charge.
To fight metabolite charges, we challenge the prosecution’s evidence, including the drug test results. If you were taking a medicine prescribed to you by a doctor or if you involuntarily ingested the drug, we will argue these facts.
We will also examine the police procedure used during your arrest. If your constitutional rights were violated, we can argue for the suppression of evidence and the reduction or dismissal of the charges.
Contact a Salt Lake City DWI Attorney
If you are facing DUI metabolite charges, it is vital to receive legal representation and counsel from an experienced attorney with a proven track record for protecting the rights of each client. Contact the law offices of David Paul White for a free consultation. We have offices in Salt Lake City and St. George.