In Pennsylvania, being arrested and charged with a DUI crime does not mean you were only under the influence of alcohol. You may also face a DUI charge if law enforcement believes you were under the influence of a controlled substance.
While it is common to do a blood or breath test for the presence of alcohol, there are very few tests which are conclusive when it comes to drugs. For example, a blood test may show that you have a drug in your system, but that drug may have been prescribed by a physician. Remember though, if the drug can impair your driving ability, you can still be facing a DUI charge.
If law enforcement believes you were driving erratically, they may stop you and ask you to submit to a roadside breath test. Drug stops are far more complicated since the officer can only make general observations about your behavior prior to the stop and after the stop.
Whether you have taken a breath test, or you are facing a Pennsylvania DUI charge for drugs, you should contact the Law Offices of Kelvin L. Morris immediately. The sooner I can intervene, the better your chances are for a positive outcome. When you’re facing a DUI charge in Pittsburgh or in western Pennsylvania, let me help you, call my office as quickly as possible.