My friends had put me in a cab the night before...because I started getting really sleepy all the sudden at the bat after taking candy from a complete stranger...yes I know not to do that but was drunk and did not use my best judgment...my friends told me I quit drinking before one...got pulled over around 9 blood test at 1030...have no idea if there is anything in my system other than any remaining alcohol...pulled me over for speeding after my husband had kids had dropped me off to pick up my car...and we had just went and ate breakfast which was purchased on a debit card...is it something I can prove or just remain at mercy of the court to believe me if anything else yields from the test...
You should immediately go to the hospital, report that you were drugged, and then get an independent blood test from medical personnel. Your next step should be to consult with specialized DUI Attorneys as you will need their help to argue that you were involuntarily intoxicated.
How long ago did this happen? The blood test would show a derivative of the drug you are referring to (which we can only assume). Do you have witnesses and give descriptions of the person that tried to drug you. Proffering some sort of scenario is just a start. You should call an attorney for a free consultation so that attorney can get all the information and make an informed decision.
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This story is difficult to buy and will be an even tougher sell in court.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
Go to the hospital immediately, tell them you believe you were drugged, and have them run a full blood panel. If you don't want to do that then go get your own drug test immediately.
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You will need a lawyer for help. Jeff Rothman is an excellent DUI lawyer in Athens, and you should call him. If it is too late for you get a test from a hospital, you can get an independent analysis of the the blood that the police took at the time of your arrest. Jeff can accomplish that for you. You may have a good case, but you will want to corroborate everything that you claim. For example, you will want some objective proof that your friends called a cab for you (maybe screenshots of their call log and text messages of them confirming that you were okay), and objective proof that you you picked up your car in the morning (did you leave it at a business where the business owner can confirm it was there), and objective evidence that you were okay to drive in the morning (perhaps the waitress where you ate breakfast?). Jeff will help you gather this information.
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