Cocaine DUI

According to Pennsylvania DUI law a drunk driving charge can happen one of two ways:

  1. A traditional alcohol induced DUI
  2. A drug induced DUI i.e. cocaine,marijuana, Xanax, Percocet and Vicodin

Cocaine is a very common street drug in the Philadelphia area. People often snort, shoot or smoke cocaine and then choose to operate a motor vehicle which can lead to being arrested. If you are facing cocaine DUI charges you should immediately speak with a cocaine DUI lawyer.

The Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys at Jensen Bagnato, P.C. have many years experience handling all types of DUI case. Contact them for a free consultation.

Signs Of Driving Under The Influence Of Cocaine

There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of cocaine. They are:

  • Seeing cocaine or cocaine residue in car
  • Seeing cocaine paraphernalia in car
  • Hurried driving
  • Erratic driving behaviors
  • Excessively fast talking
  • Dilated pupils
  • Excessive sniffling
  • Fidgeting or nervousness
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Diminished motor skills

Penalties For Cocaine DUI Conviction

A DUI conviction, even a first time offense, can disrupt your life now and in the future. Upon conviction you will face severe fines, fees, greatly increased insurance premiums (or being dropped by your insurance carrier altogether) and a loss of driving privileges.

If you were found with cocaine in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The consequences for these charges can be significantly more severe than the DUI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and jail time.

How A DUI Defense Attorney Can Help You

Being arrested for any type of cocaine crime, including driving under the influence of cocaine, is incredibly serious and you need to treat it that way. A cocaine induced DUI will bring about the same consequences of an alcohol induced DUI conviction. If you are found to be in possession of cocaine at time of arrest you may face severe fines, felony or misdemeanor charges, drug possession charges, possible house arrest, probation and jail time. To help you deal with your pending charges you need the aid of a skilled Philadelphia DUI Crime Attorney who will fight to protect your rights, attempt to have your charges dropped and get the best possible outcome possible. Attempting to represent yourself, or using a public defender, can end in a disastrous outcome. During a trying time like this you need the help of an experienced attorney who will fight to have the charges dropped, or lessened, in an effort to get you the best possible outcome.

Contact A Philadelphia DUI Defense Lawyer

A DUI conviction will disrupt your life on every level and you need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney who truly has your best interest in mind. You should immediately contact the DUI Lawyers at Jensen Bagnato, P.C. to discuss your case.

Mr. Jensen and his staff also routinely defend non-Pennsylvania residents who have been charged with DUI, drugged driving, traffic violations and drug crimes in Philadelphia but live in surrounding states such as Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, New York and West Virginia.