DUI is a serious enough charge, but a drug related DUI could be even worse. At the Gwinnett County Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we also specialize in drug related DUI. This is all magnified when your career may be at stake.
For example in April 2012, there was a lot of press about a teacher in Newton County, GA that was pulled over for potential DUI as she was driving erratically in and out of her lane. She said she was unable to perform a field sobriety test because of physical health problems but a manual reading done on a portable Blood Alcohol Sensor showed her blood alcohol level was .143 and she was placed under arrest.
The arresting officer also noticed a white powdery substance in the middle console of her vehicle. This substance is believed to be cocaine and she was charged with possession of cocaine as well. This woman is facing charges that include jail time, loss of license, heavy fines, and more. In addition, as a teacher she may be asked to resign or be straight out fired.
If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI and drug possession, call our Gwinnett County DUI lawyers right now. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to answer your questions about a Gwinnett County DUI and give you a free consultation. If you were in a specific field, such as public education, it is all the more critical you seek counsel right away as your job may be on the line.