ELEMENTS OF DEFENDING A DWAI DRUGS CASE IN NEW YORK VTL 1192.4DWAI Drugs cases in New York are no joke. These types of cases present unique challenges that must be dealt with appropriately from start to finish. In NY, the police can use blood or urine to prosecute somebody for a DWAI drug charge (since breath is an ineffective measuring tool to see what's actually in your blood stream).
WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS OF A DWAI DRUGS CASE IN NEW YORK? (VTL 1192.4)
DWAI Drug cases can be difficult to defend --but not impossible.
If you give a sample of your blood to police, we also need to ensure the defense preserves the right to have the sample independently tested --because the police forensics lab is not perfect and can make mistakes from time to time. Getting a second opinion is rarely a bad thing (especially if you believe you were sober at the time of driving).
In conclusion, be smart about the drugs you put in your body prior to driving and make sure you understand the possible side effects you could experience. If you get stopped and arrested for a DWAI Drug charge, our best advice is to retain a knowledgeable attorney as soon as you can. Time is of the essence in DWAI Drug defense cases.
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