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.
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