Murfreesboro DUI Drug & Narcotics Defense Attorneys
Protecting your rights when accused of driving under the influence of drugs
It is illegal to drive under the influence of any mind-altering substance in the state of Tennessee. While driving under the influence of alcohol is the most common basis for a DUI charge, it has become more common for individuals to be charged with being intoxicated with narcotics and prescription drugs. At Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley, Attorneys at Law, our Murfreesboro DUI drug defense attorneys are skillful at defending drivers charged with drug intoxication. We get results for clients facing the harsh penalties that come with a DUI conviction.
DUI and prescription drugs
There is a common misconception that you cannot get a DUI for taking a prescription drug you have a lawful prescription to take. Having a prescription is not considered a defense—especially if the label warns you about operating machinery while consuming the drug. Drivers under the influence of a prescription drug face the same potential penalties as someone that has taken the wheel after consuming alcohol. Nearly 60% of Americans are regularly prescribed some sort of prescription drug. Many of those prescriptions are for drugs which can alter mental states and potentially expose you to criminal charges if found behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Our Murfreesboro DUI defense attorneys aggressively combat your charges to protect you from suffering the consequences of a DUI conviction.
Potential DUI drug defenses
The best defense in DUI with drugs criminal cases is to proactively contest every component of the state’s case against you. Our Murfreesboro DUI defense attorneys explore every possible defense based on the circumstances of your arrest. We start from the moment the officer pulled you over and scrutinize everything up until your release from custody. The most common defenses for DUI drug charges are based upon:
- The original stop by the officer was unlawful
- There were calibration or maintenance issues with any equipment used to attain evidence
- Physical evidence was attained unlawfully
- There are inaccuracies in the police report
- State or federal constitutional rights were violated
- Procedural failures by the officers
- Issues with probable cause
Letting our Tennessee DUI defense attorneys get started on your case right away is your best course of action. The sooner we begin, the sooner we can gather material evidence to successfully defend you. We get your strategic defense started immediately, in an effort to prevent the state’s case against you from gaining momentum.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, contact our skilled Murfreesboro DUI and drug defense lawyers today for a free initial consultation
You have the right to contest all the charges you face. Our experienced team of Murfreesboro DUI defense attorneys is here to help. At Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley, Attorneys at Law, our DUI attorneys vigorously defend your presumption of innocence until the state proves you guilty. For a free initial consultation, call 615-893-1331 or contact us online. With four attorneys in our firm, you benefit from our collective experience and knowledge. We handle cases in Murfreesboro, Nashville and surrounding areas.