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The Truth Behind Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Charges in Georgia

By Pierce Blitch

Unveiling Georgia’s Approach to DUI Drugs Charges

When it comes to driving under the influence (DUI) in Georgia, most people think of alcohol. But what about drugs? From prescription medications to recreational substances, the impact on driving can be significant and land you behind bars. Understanding how Georgia handles DUI Drugs offenses is crucial for motorists.

1. The Red Flags: Signs of Impairment

Georgia police officers often initiate traffic stops when they observe erratic driving behavior. If a driver demonstrates reduced ability behind the wheel, it could lead to suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and a subsequent arrest.

2. Admitting Use: A Risky Move

During traffic stops, officers may inquire about a driver’s medication or drug use. While honesty is typically valued, admitting to drug use—even legal prescriptions—can lead to trouble. Unlike alcohol, there’s no defined limit for drugs. Any substance affecting driving can result in arrest, regardless of dosage or familiarity. 

3. Facing the Consequences

DUI Drugs convictions carry severe penalties, including probation, license suspension, fines, and even jail time. Defense strategies for DUI Drugs cases differ from those for alcohol-related DUIs. Seeking guidance from experienced legal professionals is essential to navigate the complexities of these charges.

Seeking Legal Guidance for DUI Drugs Defense

Managing a DUI Drugs case requires a thorough understanding of legal nuances. At The Nelson Law Group, our team of former Assistant District Attorneys provides unique insights and strategic defense approaches. If you’re facing Driving Under the Influence of Drugs charges, don’t hesitate to reach out for personalized legal assistance.


We fight for you, and we don’t back down. Every criminal charge holds potentially life-altering consequences. We don’t hold back on providing our clients the best possible criminal defense available.  Nearly all the attorneys at The Nelson Law Group are former Assistant District Attorneys, so our unique insight on how the prosecution approaches cases equips us with the ability to see the case from all sides. If you, a family member, or a close friend faces criminal charges, contact The Nelson Law Group today at 706-434-8770 or visit us at 7004 Evans Town Center Blvd., Third Floor, Evans, Georgia 30809 to discuss your unique case and our creative defense strategies with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.

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Categories: Criminal Defense, DUI Defense