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Drug DUI Arrest – What You Need to Know

Posted by Jason Beahm | Nov 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

When most people think of a DUI, they think of alcohol intoxication. Alcohol is just one of any number of substances that can impair one's ability to operate a motor vehicle. Driving under the influence of any drugs — including prescription medications legally prescribed by your doctor, as well as illegal drugs — can also result in drug DUI charges.

Drug DUI cases can and should be fought because it is difficult to prove what constitutes a “DUI” for drugs, since typically blood tests can't prove when you consumed a drug, merely that you had traces of it in your system. If there was a blood test, we can also contest whether or not your legal consent was properly given, whether a warrant was obtained, and whether the tests were conducted in a legally and medically proper way. We frequently file motions challenging the evidence of the prosecution, and if a judge agrees with our arguments, the evidence against you may be thrown out.

In order to be convicted of a drug DUI, the district attorney must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you were impaired to such an extent that you lacked the “ability to drive with the caution characteristic of a sober person of ordinary prudence under the same or similar circumstances.” We are skilled and experienced in facing drug DUI accusations head on and beating them.

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Jason Beahm

Founding Attorney Profile Credentials Associations Bio Jason Beahm is the Founder and President of Beahm Law. Voted “Best of SF” four out of the past five years by SF Weekly Magazine, Attorney Beahm practices in the areas of DUI, criminal defense, and personal injury. He is passionate ...

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