Can I Get a DUI if my drink was spiked?

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On May 23, 2023

It’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings while in social settings, particularly when it comes to personal safety. One such concern is the unsettling possibility of someone spiking your drink without your knowledge. This article aims to shed light on a commonly asked question: Can I Get a DUI if my drink was spiked? We will also explore how Reynolds Defense Firm, known for our client-focused and compassionate approach, can help you in such distressing circumstances.

Lack of Intent

The scenario of having your drink spiked can be alarming and distressing. Not only does it compromise your safety, but it can also lead to unforeseen legal consequences. If someone intentionally adds alcohol or any other intoxicant to your drink without your knowledge, it is important to understand that you did not willingly consume the intoxicant and had no intention to drive under the influence. While the crime of DUII does not require proof of intent, if the facts truly support the argument this could potentially help your case. This is why it’s important to speak to an experienced attorney who can talk through the facts of your unique situation.

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense with severe penalties. However, being charged with DUI after unknowingly consuming a spiked drink can be a complex legal issue. While laws vary across jurisdictions, it is generally understood that you should not be held responsible for the actions resulting from someone else’s deliberate act. You can use the example of a young child who puts a candy bar inside his mothers purse as they are leaving the grocery store. If it is in fact proven that the child took the candy bar without mothers knowledge, its reasonable to conclude the mother should not be charged with shoplifting.

Reynolds Defense Firm Can Help

When faced with a DUI charge under these circumstances, it is imperative to seek legal representation that not only offers expertise but also provides a human-centric approach. This is where Reynolds Defense Firm shines. Reynolds Defense Firm is a highly regarded legal practice that places its clients’ well-being and rights at the forefront. With their team of compassionate attorneys, they can provide comprehensive assistance in cases involving spiked drinks by taking the time to listen and understand your perspective and by providing a meticulous evaluation of your case.

Having your drink spiked is a distressing experience that can have severe legal implications, potentially resulting in a DUI charge. Reynolds Defense Firm can offer the support and legal expertise you need. With the assistance of our team, you can ensure your rights are protected and receive expert legal guidance throughout the process. If you find yourself in such a situation, contact Reynolds Defense Firm right away.

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