Arrested for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID)?
A DUI can also pertain to driving under the influence of drugs. These can be legally prescribed drugs, illegally prescribed drugs or recreational drugs. In some cases, even over the counter medications may cause a person to be adversely influenced. A DUID is a very complex charge. It can be very subjective and based on an opinion. The DUI process can be quite confusing when dealing with a drug related DUID charge. It is important to hire a qualified defense attorney that has experience in dealing with these kinds of cases.
According to 23152 of the California Vehicle Code:
A) It is unlawful to drive a vehicle if the person is under the influence of drugs or alcoholic beverages or any combination of the two
B) Individuals who are addicted to any specific type of drug cannot lawfully operate a vehicle. This does not pertain to individuals who are participating in treatment programs involving narcotics that are approved pursuant to Article 3 (beginning with Section 11875) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 10.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
An experienced San Fernando Valley DUID attorney can do the following for you:
- Request and conduct an independent review of your urine and blood results
- Evaluate the circumstances under which you were arrested
- Thoroughly investigate and go over all of the evidence involved in your case
By thoroughly going through all of the information regarding your case, they may able to find proof that your blood/breath results were inaccurate, there was a violation of your rights or that your ability to drive your vehicle was not impaired.
Charges Involving Drugs & DUI
When a law enforcement officer stops your vehicle and he believes that you may be driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she will be required by law to test you by either breathalyzer or blood test to determine whether or not you are impaired. If either of the tests prove you have drugs or alcohol in your system, even if it is a prescription drug, you will be placed under arrest, if it is believed that level of impairment affected your driving. In most cases, these charges are based on observations made by the officer while talking to you or while field sobriety tests are performed. Field sobriety tests are easily challenged because they are less scientific and more subjective than breathalyzers and blood tests.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) Lawyers
A DUID case depends solely on the prosecuting attorney's ability to prove that the driver being charged was operating a vehicle while under the influence of some form of drug. When a person is brought into the jail on a DUID, a DRE or Drug Recognition Evaluator is called in to examine the driver and determine if they are under the influence of a drug (or mixture of drugs). The driver's pulse, blood pressure and pupil size will be documented. The DRE will also check the arms for any possible injection sites. Field sobriety tests may also be administered in a controlled area. Urine and blood tests may also be requested.
Even if you pass these tests, you should immediately call a DUID attorney. By calling the Law Offices of Ross Howell Sobel, you will get an attorney who has several years of experience as a qualified defense attorney that specializes in DUID and DUI cases. We know that innocent drivers often get nervous and may fail field sobriety tests. We also know that some field equipment is faulty and may show false positives when it comes to drug and Breathalyzer tests. We will make sure your rights are protected.
Law Offices of Ross Howell Sobel: DUID Defense Attorney for Your Case
The Law Offices of Ross Howell Sobel has their own investigate team that will take a close look at the evidence in your case. The lawyers we have on staff specialize in DUI and DUID cases and have several years of experience. We have the capability to conduct our own investigation and will help you build the strongest defense possible. The caliber of your attorney may be what wins your case for you. We are familiar with the entire DUID process and each of our attorneys has the skill and talent to represent you and protect your rights. Schedule your free consultation with us today by calling 818-582-2350.