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Drug DUI Attorney in Fairmont, West Virginia

Navigating Drug DUI Charges

Navigating legal waters can be tricky, especially when it comes to DUI charges related to drug use—a growing issue on our roadways. Driving under the influence of drugs like marijuana or methamphetamine endangers everyone on the road. That’s why law enforcement is increasingly vigilant when it comes to these offenses.

Should you, or someone you care about, find yourselves entangled in such a serious situation, immediate support from a credible and seasoned Fairmont criminal lawyer is crucial. At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, our arsenal of astute Fairmont DUI lawyers are ready to champion your defense with dedication and vigor.

Identifying Drugs in the Driver’s System

Upon an arrest, the determination of drug presence becomes paramount. The procedure generally entails the administration of a blood test by the authorities, either at the police station or a nearby medical establishment.

It’s key to understand that identifying drugs is a more intricate process compared to alcohol testing. Consequently, law enforcement agencies strive for tests delivering rapid and accurate outcomes.

The legal landscape in West Virginia, as outlined by Section 17C-5-2 of the state code, forbids driving under the influence of illicit substances or even legally prescribed medication. Unlike alcohol, there isn’t a defined consumption ‘limit’ that dictates legality while at the helm.

The crucial judgment, particularly in instances of legally prescribed usage, falls to the discretion of a qualified medical professional or the authorities. They determine whether the drugs were consumed as per prescription or for personal pleasure. For illicit substances, prosecutors can build a case with even minimal traces detected.

The expertise of a Fairmont DUI lawyer is invaluable under these intricate circumstances—they have a track record of successfully navigating such complexities.

Potential Repercussions of DUI Drug Offenses

Being charged with a DUI drug offense can lead to a variety of penalties including:

  • Six-month driver’s license suspension
  • Imprisonment up to six months
  • Fines from $100 to $500

Repeat offenders involving narcotic and amphetamine might not be eligible for an ignition interlock device and can face temporary license suspension. Upon completing this suspension period, attendance and completion of the DUI Safety and Treatment Program is mandatory to regain your driving privileges.

Don’t face these daunting complexities alone; a knowledgeable West Virginia DUI lawyer can offer the needed guidance. Reach out to Mountaineer Criminal Law Group for a complimentary consultation and take the first step towards resolving your legal challenges.

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I had hired Mr. Logue a few years ago for my gf at the time for charges she had gotten before I had met her, for prostitution. Big mistake to date her and pay for her lawyer as we didn’t work out but Mr. Logue far exceeded expectations. He got nearly all charges in 2 separate cases dropped for her...


I was arrested on a felony 3 charge looking at at least up to 2 years in prison. County District Attorney didn't want to negotiate. After a lot of hard work, Sean was able to plead the case all the way down to just 90 days jail with a work release. Better deal than I realistically could have hoped...

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Mr. Logue took our son’s cases on very short notice (the first lawyer we hired wasn’t getting anywhere with either of the prosecutors and had actually turned one of the cases over to the court-appointed attorney). We hired Mr. Logue to go to trial if needed, but he worked with both prosecutors and...

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