Drug Driving

Nashville Attorney: Driving Under the Influence Defense

In recent years there has been an explosion of arrests and convictions of people charged with driving under the influence of drugs. At the law office of Rob McKinney, Attorney at Law, we are dedicated to defending clients accused of driving after taking a street drug or a prescription drug.

Driving under the influence of drugs can result in jail time, fines, loss of driver's license, mandatory drug treatment and other penalties. In addition, a drug driving conviction on your record can prevent you from getting a job, a place to live, a professional license or acceptance into a graduate school program.

Experienced Legal Help in Drug Driving Defense

If you have been arrested, it is important to discuss your options with a criminal defense lawyer who knows how to help. Rob McKinney has successfully defended clients charged with driving under the influence of:

  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • OxyContin
  • Oxycodone
  • Ambien
  • Fortabs
  • Other prescription and over-the-counter drugs

You could be taking a prescription drug under a valid prescription and still be arrested for driving under the influence if the arresting officer believes the drug impaired your ability to operate the vehicle.

Successful defense of drug driving charges requires knowledge of the science involved in these cases. Our law firm works with respected experts in toxicology who can analyze the evidence, including toxicology reports, and determine if our client had taken a therapeutic or toxic level of the substance.

We will carefully examine whether the police followed proper procedures during the traffic stop and arrest. If they performed field sobriety tests , for example, we will carefully examine whether the results they obtained are valid evidence on which to pursue a conviction.

For more information about drug crimes, please visit our Drug Charges Practice Page . To arrange a free initial consultation with Rob McKinney, Attorney at Law, in Nashville, Tennessee, please contact us online or call toll free 866-603-2842.