Driving Under the Influence of Cocaine Georgia
When a police officer suspects that a driver is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, a series of field sobriety tests may be administered. The walk-and-turn test and the one-leg stand measure a person’s physical and cognitive abilities, while the horizontal gaze nystagmus is used to observe the natural jerking of the eyes that become more pronounced when alcohol or drugs are used.
If a driver exhibits signs of impairment, the officer may ask him or her to submit to a drug test. If the driver tests positive for cocaine in a blood or urine test, he or she may be charged. Even if you haven’t used it in several days, its metabolites can show up in the drug test, which means you can be arrested right then and there.
The penalties for a this kind of conviction could include jail time, probation, drug abuse treatment, community service, fines, and court costs. The Department of Driver Services (DDS) may impose a license suspension, and your insurance rates could be increased. If you have cocaine in your vehicle, you could be charged with drug possession. Depending on the amount of coke, you can potentially face a felony charge, punishable by prison time.
Hiring a skilled lawyer at this time is strongly advised. Your lawyer will analyze the evidence in your case to prepare a strong defense against your charges. Our lawyers have helped many people get their charges reduced or even dismissed completely. For your convenience, we offer an affordable flat fee and accept major credit cards. Payment plans may be created upon request.
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