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Aggressive Defense Against Drugged Driving Charges

While people typically think of DWI as driving while impaired by alcohol, Texas law also makes it a crime for an individual to drive while he or she is impaired by drugs. Such offenses occur anytime a driver is impaired by illegal drugs or prescription medications, even if the driver has a valid prescription for the medication.

If you have been charged with a DWI drug offense, protect your rights by retaining an experienced criminal defense lawyer. For a strong defense, contact the law office of John M. Petruzzi in Houston, Texas.

Put A Former Prosecutor On Your Side

Attorney John M. Petruzzi has more than 30 years of criminal law experience. Mr. Petruzzi is one of a select number of attorneys in the Houston area who are board-certified in criminal law, as certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a former chief prosecutor in Texas felony court and a former Assistant District Attorney in Harris County.

What You Should Know

DWI drug cases are highly complex. Because marijuana and other drugs may remain in a person's system for an extended period of time, a chemical test may show traces of the drug several days after it was taken. In such cases, it is critical that you have a knowledgeable defense lawyer on your side who can effectively scrutinize the prosecution's case and build a strong defense on your behalf.

Whereas officers will often rely heavily on breath tests to determine if a DWI arrest is appropriate in a case involving alcohol intoxication, officers in DWI drug cases often rely more heavily on subjective criteria such as a driver's ability to carry out tasks in a field sobriety test. Such tests have inherent flaws. For example, a driver with poor coordination may demonstrate poor balance on a walk-the-line test. A driver with allergies may have red eyes that give the appearance that he or she is under the influence of alcohol.

An experienced defense attorney will know how to raise these and other issues to bolster your defense. Given his vast experience handling DWI cases, Mr. Petruzzi is uniquely capable of providing the strong defense on your behalf.

Contact A Skilled Attorney

We serve clients in Houston and the surrounding areas. To schedule a free consultation with Houston DWI drugs defense attorney John M. Petruzzi, call 713-581-1789 or contact us toll free at 888-386-4503. You may also contact us by email.