Anyone who has driven recently in Roswell late in the evening has likely seen numerous Roswell police officers pulling over drivers left and right. On any given night, Roswell officers are everywhere stopping drivers and administering field sobriety tests and breathalyzers. A DUI offense in Georgia is more than just a traffic ticket. It has ramifications on careers, particularly if the individual drives for work or has a company vehicle or truck. A DUI can also be devastating for pilots, students, and commercial truck drivers. What is scary about a DUI charge is that it is not always about driving drunk.
If a Roswell police officer pulls you over, they can charge you with a DUI for being under the influence of prescription drugs or even over the counter medicines. While the drugs or medicines will not show up on a breath test, if the office claims that your driving was erratic and that other factors like red eyes are present, they can request a blood test. A Roswell police officer can charge you with driving under the influence of drugs. Usually, this is ridiculous. People take many medications for wide variety of ailments and they have no affect on one's driving. The only thing the driver may have had in his or her system was prescription allergy medication or cough medicine, but the Roswell officer charges them with a DUI!
This is a frustrating experience. However, these cases can be fought and are often won. Aggressive and experienced DUI lawyers contest these charges and have been very successful with getting not guilty verdicts at trials on DUI - drug charges as described above. Call DUI lawyer Richard Lawson as soon as possible following your DUI arrest for a free consultation.