State V. Frazier

William Doyle Healan III

Case Conclusion Date:October 30, 1997

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Victory in the Georgia Court of Appeals

Description:In 1997, the Georgia Court of Appeals decided Mr. Healan's case, State v. Frazier. Frazier had taken a urine test after being arrested for DUI. When the urine test came back positive for drugs, Frazier was charged with drug possession. The Georgia Court of Appeals agreed with Mr. Healan that it was illegal to charge someone with drug possession based solely on a urine test taken for DUI purposes. Frazier was one of the first cases in Georgia that prevented prosecutors from charging motorists with drug possession when their DUI blood or urine test came back positive for an illegal drug.

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