Salt Lake City DUI Drug Tests Defense Attorney

Should You Take A DUI Drug or Alcohol Blood Test?

People get arrested for DUI on drugs whether the drugs are illegal or legally prescribed. Our firm defends clients accused of driving under the influence of:

  • Marijuana
  • Spice
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Heroin

But a surprising number of driving while impaired cases involve ordinary prescription medicines that millions of people take, such as Avinza, hydrocodone, Valium, codeine and baclofen. You can be charged with DUI Ambien. We had a woman client pulled over who had never been arrested in her life, but she had taken Xanax under doctor’s orders. It’s absurd to be accused of a crime when you are just dealing with the effects of over-the-counter cough syrup or cold medicine.

DUI Drug Tests

You do not get to choose which test you will take; that is the police officer’s prerogative. The good news is that positive blood tests are easier to defend against than positive breath tests.

Salt Lake County DUI Blood Test Defense Attorney

If you are suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, you will likely be asked to take a blood test or a urine test. These tests are notorious for yielding false positives.

You can even have chemical evidence used against you that has been in your body for an extended period. These substances, called metabolites, have broken down from another compound. This residue is not the same substance as the drug you are suspected of taking, and it may have been in your system for days or weeks leading up to the arrest. Nevertheless, you are arrested. DUI metabolites is a hard charge to defend against, because the only evidence is chemical.

Why Carl N. Anderson Wins

A drug recognition expert himself, attorney Carl N. Anderson is experienced in every approach to DUI defense for drugs, from challenging tests and test procedure to questioning the legality of the arrest itself.

Arrested for driving under the influence of drugs?

Before you talk to police, talk to Salt Lake City DUI drug defense lawyer Carl N. Anderson at (801) 997-9534.


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