Drugged Driving Charges

In North Carolina, it is illegal to drive under the influence of controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana or certain prescription medications. Driving under the influence of drugs, or drugged driving, is punishable similar to a DUI/DWI charge. But there are important differences.

The law office of Peter D. Zellmer, PLLC, located in Greensboro, defends individuals throughout the triad area against DUID charges. As a former Assistant District Attorney, lawyer Peter D. Zellmer knows how his former colleagues build cases, and he knows what it takes to defeat them before judges and juries.


Do Not Plead Guilty To Drug Charges

Many people think there is no way to beat a DUID charge. This is not true. To find you guilty of DUID, the prosecution must prove two things:

  • First, that you had drugs in your system.
  • Second, that the drugs you ingested caused you to be impaired.

Proving drugs were in your system is harder than measuring the amount of alcohol in your system. Even harder is proving drugs caused an impairment. Often times, the prosecution can't meet its burden of proof.

The state will often have a police officer testify as a drug recognition expert (DRE). You need an experienced attorney to show that the signs of impairment the DRE is claiming could only come from drugs, could actually have come from other sources, such as an injury or other medical condition.

As a former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney, Peter D. Zellmer has had great success defending his clients against driving under the influence charges. He asks the right questions, poking holes in the prosecution's case, exposing weaknesses in their theories, and creating doubt in the minds of judges and juries.


Contact Peter D. Zellmer, PLLC, For Help

With the right help you can fight — and beat — a drugged driving charge. Get started on your defense. Call 336-274-1168 or contact Peter D. Zellmer, PLLC, online. Mr. Zellmer will provide you with a free 30-minute phone consultation.

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