Newport News Lawyer - Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
More Than 39 Years of Criminal Defense Experience
In Virginia, law enforcement aggressively holds motorists accountable for driving impaired under the influence of drugs. A small amount of drugs — including prescription drugs — in your system could lead to stiff penalties including possible jail time, fines, and restricted driving.
For more than 39 years, I have defended clients in Virginia accused of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). I have seen advancements in the criminal justice system, but law enforcement is still prone to make mistakes. My role at the law office of John J. Rice is to help level the playing field and enforce your constitutional rights.
Every year, I defend hundreds of individuals facing criminal charges. I have the skills and determination to mount an aggressive defense strategy. Put my experience to work for you. Contact my law firm online or call 757-310-6441 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Since 1973, I have pursued justice for individuals facing serious criminal allegations throughout Virginia. My extensive background includes defending clients facing DUI charges and suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), including:
- Prescription drugs and pain medications
Mounting an Aggressive Defense Strategy
As your criminal defense lawyer, I will conduct a thorough investigation to expose any law enforcement errors, while developing a strong defense strategy. My investigative approach starts with a detailed analysis of the police report. I will determine if law enforcement had a probable reason to pull you over for, reckless driving or erratically swerving between lanes. I will also uncover if the police officers failed to have a probable reason to search your vehicle for drugs.
While advancements have been made, blood and urine test results are not always reliable. I am prepared to request additional lab work to protect you from invalid test results, which may occur because of lack of training or overworked toxicologists. I will fight for the charges against you to be dismissed if any of your rights were violated.
Contact My Law Firm Today
If you are accused of driving under the influence of drugs, contact my law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. I will seek to mitigate the damage if your charges cannot be dropped.