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Know your rights when you are accused of drugged driving

Since the Arizona Supreme Court issued the ruling regarding medical marijuana cardholders and DUIs that we discussed last week, an important point has been brought to mind. That point is that it is possible to face criminal charges for driving under the influence of drugs. People largely associated a DUI with only alcohol, but that is a misconception. If you have been charged with a DUI because of alleged drugged driving, we can help you learn your options.

When it comes to drugged driving, there isn't an easy way to determine if someone has drugs in his or her system. A Breathalyzer can be used to determine intoxication from alcohol. In order to determine the level of drugs in a person's system, a blood test is necessary.

In the case of marijuana, THC can stay in the bloodstream for weeks. Cocaine only stays in the bloodstream for a couple of days. That makes it extremely difficult to determine if a person's driving is impaired by those drugs since the residual in the bloodstream remains for that length of time. In some cases, you might be able to use that as part of your defense strategy.

If you are facing a criminal case for drugged driving, you have to take steps to protect your future. We can help you to explore all the options that you have for your defense. Once we have identified the possibilities, we can help you to decide how you will move forward. You must get started on your defense right away, so you have the most time possible to build it up.

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