10/26/2015 0 Comments
Beaufort DUI Drugs Defense Lawyer
DUI Drugs Defense Attorney
It is a crime in South Carolina to drive while impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two. What makes DUI drug cases unique is that there is no bright-line test to determine if a person is impaired. In a DUI case, the state may introduce evidence from a breath test. If you are over the legal limit and the test results are found credible by a jury, you may be convicted of drunk driving.
With DUI drug charges, there is no legal limit. There is no specific amount of drugs in a person's system that automatically renders him or her impaired under South Carolina law. As a result, the testimony of police officers regarding a driver's capacity can carry significant weight. Defending clients against DUI drug charges is highly complex and requires the attention of a highly qualified criminal defense lawyer.
Call 843-986-9449, for a Strong Defense
At the law office of Christopher J. Geier, we are committed to providing a vigorous defense on behalf of people who have been charged with DUI drug offenses. We understand that DUI drug charges often seem unfair.
Many people are surprised to discover that they can be charged with a DUI drug offense even if they were driving under the influence of a prescription medication that was prescribed by their doctor. In other cases, people who have tested positive for the presence of illegal drugs in their system could potentially be convicted of a DUI drug charge even if they last used drugs several days before driving. Because some drugs may linger in a person's system for days, the veracity of such evidence is highly questionable in some cases.
Put a Former Prosecutor to Work for You
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, let us put our experience to work for you. Attorney Christopher J. Geier is a former prosecutor and experienced DUI attorney. As a former prosecutor, he understands what evidence prosecutors need to obtain a conviction. He also understands what prosecutors are looking for when reviewing the conduct of a defendant after his or her arrest. Additionally, Mr. Geier regularly attends conferences which focus of DUI defense, including cases involving drugs other than alcohol.
By preparing thoroughly for the possibility of trial, raising a strong defense and advising clients of proactive steps they may take to create a more favorable impression with prosecutors and judges, we strive to help our clients resolve their case in the most effective manner possible.
If you need to speak with a Beaufort DUI drug defense attorney who handles cases in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Okatie, Hardeeville, Ridgeland, Yemassee and throughout the Lowcountry, contact the law office of Christopher J. Geier at 843-986-9449, or contact us by e-mail.