A metabolite is basically a byproduct of a parent drug. In the world of DUI, a DUI metabolite is a byproduct of if someone has done some type of drug or intoxicant such as:
- Any type of medication that impairs a drivers performance or reduces a drivers reaction
The medication will usually break down to a subset of drugs, which are considered metabolites, or the byproducts of whatever parent drug has been consumed prior.
A DUI Metabolite Can Indicate Impaired Driving
Because the more evidence the prosecutor has against you increases the chance of a DUI conviction, often DUI metabolites are used as evidence in situations where a breathalyzer can’t be used to win a conviction for a DUI.
Ask Your Lawyer About Your DUI Metabolite Level
A good question to ask your DUI attorney is about your DUI metabolite levels. Your criminal attorney will be able to give you the best advice as how to best proceed with your DUI defense.