Los Angeles DUI of Drugs Attorney
The key to drug-related DUI offenses is for the police to show that some foreign substance intoxicated you that you voluntarily took. It has affected your ability to drive a car to a level that you were not safe.
Driving under the influence of drugs is covered under California Vehicle Code 23152f. Over the last twenty-five years, I have seen drug-related DUI's rise significantly. People are even taking lawfully prescribed drugs and being arrested for DUI of drugs.
This is a perfectly lawful arrest because the law is clear that if you take an intoxication and it affects your ability to drive, you can be charged with a DUI.
If you have been accused of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), call a DUI attorney at our law firm to review the details of your case.
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Under certain circumstances, a DUI lawyer can argue that the person did not know that what they took would have this effect on them or that they did not intentionally take anything. Still, instead, the intoxicant was unknowingly given to them.
These types of DUI defenses rely on reasonableness and common sense.
You have an experienced DUI attorney who has defended people who have taken drugs, been arrested, and had success. DUI defense and how it is handled in the courts are set up to be fair, but to take advantage of the law, you must have a skilled lawyer who can take control of things and make them happen for you!
DUI with Legal Drugs
If it can be shown that a person charged with a DUI took a prescription drug and was not abusing the drug, then the prosecutors are usually much more reasonable for these types of offenses.
There are lessor charges and lessor punishments available to the right DUI candidate who has a Los Angeles DUI attorney to press their rights and get their story to the prosecutor and judge in such a way that they realize they are dealing with a good person who made a mistake.
Your DUI lawyer is your voice, and you should meet face to face with them to make sure you are comfortable with their abilities and presentation.
DUI with Illegal Drugs
If, on the other hand, you were under the influence of a drug like cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or something similar, then the prosecutors and judge are going to view you as a danger to the public and, frankly, to yourself.
To turn the tide on this type of offense, we will need character letters and have to be able to argue that your conduct behind the wheel was not of a dangerous level that warrants jail and other harsh punishments.
These cases spin on their facts and must be defended so that they make sense to the person and their circumstances. Each DUI drugs case has its own set of unique circumstances. You should contact our office to review the details of your case to determine an effective strategy to defend you.
Reviewing DUI Evidence Against You
When I meet with clients, it aims to flush out all of the mitigating factors related to their DUI and life.
Once we have everything out on the table and we know what we are up against, we can design the plan that works best for you and let you know what you can do to help us help you.
It is my experience that once the client knows what they are up against and what they can do to assist themselves, there is a sense of calmness and control that returns to them. In my opinion, this is part of your DUI defense attorney's job in making your DUI case as painless and easy as possible.
DUI arrests do not only involve alcohol but can also involve drugs. We have handled several DUI cases involving drugs and have seen excellent results.
Driving under the influence of drugs involves the prominent such as cocaine, marijuana, or any other illegal controlled substance and includes prescribed medication drugs and even over-the-counter medicines. The fact of the matter is, if your driving were impaired due to any drug in your system, you would face DUID charges.
If police suspect that drugs have impaired your driving, they have to have you go through a blood test and urine test and contact Drug Recognition Experts so that they can determine if the drugs impaired your driving.
How We Can Help You
Driving under the influence of drug arrests is solely based on the officer's observations and field sobriety tests since no breathalyzer test can be given to test drug intake. Therefore, these tests are less scientific and can be challenged and opposed by the right attorney.
If you are facing these DUI and drug-related charges, contact the Hedding Law Firm, set up a free consultation, and we will discuss with you all your available options and applicable defenses.