You should hire an attorney and fight these charges. There are number of challenges you can make and an attorney can assist you with these challenges. You do not want to go to court without one.
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A good attorney has an argument for your case. The prosecutor will not likely scrap te case without some negotiating though.
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I agree with the other answers; the prosecutor will probably not simply drop the case, but a good attorney can help you fight the case. Your situation raises several questions, including why did they pull you over in the first place, how long were you detained, what were their reasons for suspecting drugs, did they have probable cause to arrest you, and was the blood drawn under consent or a warrant? Improper police procedures can result in that chemical test being thrown out, and depending on the specifics of your case, you may be able to get a reduction to a lesser charge, some sort of diversion program to keep this off your record, or perhaps even a dismissal. Give us a call if you would like to discuss these very serious issues with your case, at no charge. 404-987-0245. Best wishes to you.
There are several issues in your case: Illegal stop; Unreasonable delay; no probable cause to arrest. Further, to prove a DUI drugs, the State must prove that you had illegal drugs other than marijuana or that you were incapable of driving safely because you ingested Xanax. There may even be a equal protection challenge available if you did not have a prescription for Xanax. Finally, the Georgia Crime Lab has a history of sample switching. According to the crime lab, these errors have been corrected but some experts disagree. You should hire a qualified and experience DUI attorney to fight your case.
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