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Prescription Drug DUI

Prescription Drug DUI Attorney in San Diego

When people consider California DUI drug charges, they tend to think of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin. However, drug prescription DUIs in San Diego are at an all-time high. Legally or illegally possessed prescription drugs can impair a driver. As a result, doctor-prescribed medications such as sleep-aids, antidepressants, and even painkillers are fair game for DUI charges in San Diego. An experienced drug crimes lawyer, such as Marc S. Kohnen, understands all drug prescription DUI laws and can represent you when facing these serious charges.

Drug Recognition Experts in San Diego

Because police officers don’t have a device that can measure drugs in a driver’s system, they rely on trained drug recognition experts who conduct field tests to determine whether an individual is under the influence of drugs. If so, the driver will be charged with a drug prescription DUI.

San Diego, California Defenses for Drug Prescription DUIs

There are many defenses that a San Diego drug crimes attorney can use when someone has been charged with this crime. For instance, if someone is taking prescription drugs, then the substance may appear in blood or urine tox screenings even if the substance has worn off. As such, it can be argued that the medication did not influence the individual’s driving behavior. In fact, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant driving under the influence was on prescription drugs. If their driving conduct was minor, then the prosecutor may have a hard time proving their case. If you’ve been charged with a drug prescription DUI, then it’s important to have an experienced drug crimes lawyer by your side.

Why Hire Legal Help?

When it comes to serious crimes, it’s important that you have a knowledgeable attorney by your side.  Marc S. Kohnen is well-versed and can anticipate situations that may arise as a result of your prescription drug DUI. He also knows how to build a strong case that effectively works against the prosecution, securing you the most favorable outcome.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you’ve been charged with a drug prescription DUI in San Diego, discuss your charges with Marc S. Kohnen. To learn more and to schedule a free legal consultation, call his San Diego law office at (619) 398-2500.

“When I met Marc, I was immediately relieved. His calm and professional demeanor was exactly what I needed. He handled my case without a hiccup.”

Heather M. | Rosemead, CA
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Office of Marc S. Kohnen
1350 Columbia Street, #700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 398-2500

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