A DRE, also known as a drug recognition examination, has been a controversial
factor in a number of arrests made in recent years. Though a DRE examination
is meant to be comprehensive in order to determine when an individual
has ingested any illegal drugs, there may be evidence of countless false
DRE arrests. Without proper testing, innocent people are being arrested
under an officer’s assumption they are under the influence of various
drugs, most commonly marijuana.
In order to make a DRE arrest, a police officer must partake in special
DRE training, in which a trainee obtains knowledge regarding the effects
of drugs on the human body. Therefore, when pulling someone over on suspected
drug use, the police officer will presumably have the proper training
to adequately spot when a driver is under the influence. However, many
innocent people may be arrested under one individual’s discretion,
despite protesting their innocence and even complying to a
blood or urine test. Once these tests come back clear, there are still various consequences
to overcome before individuals can truly move forward from this harrowing
If you have been arrested due to a false DRE, you are not alone--our legal
team at The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady, LLC will fight for you.
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