Chandler DUI & Drugs
DUI Drug Cases in Chandler
If you are pulled over by a chandler police officer and the officer suspects that you may be driving while under the influence of impairing substances (whether legal substances or illegal substances), you may be asked to perform field sobriety tests and subsequently a chemical test such as breath or blood. If you are found to have trace amounts of any illegal substance in your system such as marijuana, narcotic drugs (such as heroin or opium), or dangerous drugs (such as methamphetamine's), you may be charged with drug based DUI. You can also be charged with being ‘impaired to the slightest degree’ even in instances where legal drugs are found in your system, whether prescribed or over-the counter, if the elements of ‘impaired to the slightest’ can be proven.
Penalties for DUI-drugs can be extremely harsh. If you are convicted of an alcohol related DUI, you could face a license suspension for 90 or more days. However, if you are convicted of a drug related DUI, then you will automatically lose your license and be unable to apply for your license for one year. Generally, the penalties for DUI-drugs are harsher than alcohol related DUI cases. Additionally, if you are found with any illegal substances/drugs in your possession at the time of arrest then you could also face drug possession charges in addition to DUI-drug charges.
Chandler DUI Defense
Being centrally located in the Phoenix, this Firm has handled countless Chandler cases involving DUI-drugs and appear regularly in the following Courts located in Chandler, AZ:
If you were charged with a felony DUI-Drug case in Chandler, you will likely be appearing, at least initially, in the Maricopa County Superior Court – Southeast Facility in Mesa, AZ.
Chandler City Court
University Lakes Justice Court
San Tan Justice Court
San Marcos Justice Court
Kyrene Justice Court
If you have been charged with DUI-drugs or any other DUI violation and will be appearing in any of the Courthouses in Chandler, this Firm can help. Mr. Buckallew has significant experience in litigating all types of DUI cases and is familiar with all Chandler Courts as well as most Courts throughout the Valley.
Defending DUI Drug Charges in Chandler
When you are facing DUI drug charges, you will want to consult with and retain an attorney who is experienced in identifying any potential weaknesses in a case as well as pursuing the best possible defense(s) in your case. Possible defenses might include the following:
• Unlawful detention/traffic stop
• Unlawful arrest
• Unlawful search
• Miranda issues
• Not impaired by drugs
• Invalidity, inaccuracy or insufficiency of the results of the testing method (i.e. blood results)
• Alternate explanation for poor driving
This is by no means an exhaustive list of possible defenses that may be applicable to your case but an experienced DUI lawyer will be able to help you identify the best defense strategy in your case.
Chandler DUI Lawyer
Whether you are facing an alcohol related DUI or drug based DUI, you will need the skill and experience of a Chandler criminal defense attorney. Attorney Buckallew has been practicing DUI and criminal defense for over 20 years and has a long history of success in the cases that he handles. He is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer with significant experience in litigating both DUI and criminal cases in Chandler courts, most other courts in Maricopa County and throughout the state of Arizona. He has extensive knowledge in defending DUI cases, understands the complex science behind the evidence and will be able to answer your questions, discuss your legal options, advise you of the best action for you to take and provide you with aggressive representation of your case in court.
Contact the Firm today to arrange a free consultation regarding any pending Chandler DUI case.