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Drinking and driving woes? Don't go down without a fight

You like to have nights out with friends, and you usually take a taxi or use a ride-sharing service to get where you want to go. Last night, you had only one drink the entire evening, and then you drove yourself back.

During your drive, you began to feel unwell. You weren't sure what was wrong, but you ended up weaving in and out of your lane before being able to pull over. Fortunately, you didn't hit anyone, but a police officer did see your actions and decide to check on you.

The officer's assumption was that you were intoxicated, but you knew that you didn't have enough to drink to cause this kind of impairment. You tried to explain that you didn't feel right, but you ended up failing your field sobriety tests and being accused of driving drunk due to the smell of alcohol on your breath.

Your blood alcohol concentration was only .02% when it was checked, and you knew that the alcohol couldn't be the problem. Finally, the officer did take you to the hospital, and there they found that you did have a sleep aid in your system.

The unusual thing about that is that you don't take sleeping pills. You believe that you were drugged, but you can't prove it. What should you do?

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to be drugged and then to find themselves in trouble for DUIs or crashes. You may not have taken the drug intentionally, and that's something that your attorney will help you prove. Drugs like Ambien, Rohypnol and GHB can all make you drowsy, dizzy, confused and make it dangerous for you to drive, but if you didn't know that you were taking them, then you shouldn't be the one facing trouble with the law.

Getting drugged by another person is its own crime, and it would not be fair for a victim to face charges for a DUI as a result. Your attorney will work closely with you and go over the information to help show that you were not intoxicated and should not face these charges.

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