Drug DUI Attorney Los Angeles and Southern California
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug DUI, you should promptly call the drug DUI attorney at The H Law Group. We have some of the best drug DUI lawyers in Los Angeles, CA. If you were arrested for driving under the influence, you should contact the DMV within ten (10) days of your arrest to schedule your DMV hearing. If you or your attorney do not contact the DMV within the ten-day period, your license will be suspended.
So, if you’ve been charged with a drug DUI, contact the DUI Lawyers at The H Law Group. We have experienced attorneys who will guide through the criminal legal process. Schedule your free consultation by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.
The consequences of driving under the influence of drugs are similar to the ones for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Both drunk driving and Drug DUIs are filed under the California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 23152(a) because the law makes it illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Many people believe that to be arrested for a DUI they have had to been driving under the influence of illegal drugs, but the fact of the matter is that a person can be arrested for a DUI for driving under the influence of prescription drugs similarly to driving under the influence of illegal or non-prescription drugs.
A person can be convicted of a drug DUI for even driving under the influence of over the counter drugs. So, the next time you decide to take cold medication and drive, just know that you might be placing yourself at the risk of being arrested for a drug DUI.
Drug DUI License Suspension
When a person is arrested for an alcohol DUI, the arresting officer can suspend the arrestee’s driver’s license on the spot if the individual’s test shows that his blood-alcohol level was over 0.08%. However, the story is different for driving under the influence of drugs. For a drug DUI, the DMV does not administratively suspend an individual’s driver’s license, the DMV can only suspend it if the chemical result showed an alcohol limit of 0.08% or more. That said, if you’re convicted for driving under the influence of drugs, your license can then be suspended.
Proving a Drug DUI is typically done by presenting the results of a blood test or by presenting the observations of a police officer. For example, if the police officer observed the accused individual driving erratically, or looked like he had done drugs, the prosecution will present those observations to the court to convict the individual of a drug DUI. Also, if you make any incriminating statements that you were driving while under the influence of drugs, your statement will be used against you in court to prove your guilt.
So, if you’re ever pulled over for a drug DUI, make sure that you don’t make any statements to the police because they can be used against you. If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, you should schedule a consultation with the best drug DUI attorney at The H Law Group. They will defend you in court and assist you throughout the legal process.
DUI on Prescription Drugs
People don’t often think that prescription drugs can land them a DUI, but the truth of the matter is that a person can be arrested for and convicted of a DUI for driving while under the influence of prescription drugs. This is so because some prescription drugs are powerful and can affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Many prosecutions for DUIs involve individuals who have taken prescription drugs and were driving.
So, even if your drugs are prescribed to you, you should not operate a motor vehicle while taking them if they affect your ability to drive. Typically, medications that cause drowsiness and affect your driving come clearly labeled with disclaimers that say so. However, if you were arrested for driving while under the influence of prescription drugs, you should contact the DUI lawyers at The H Law Group to represent you and safeguard your legal rights.
Drug DUI Attorney
If you’ve been charged with driving while under the influence of drug, prescription, or nonprescription, you should contact the DUI attorney at The H Law Group. They have attorneys who’ve handled countless DUI cases, so they know how to best defend these cases and negotiate with the prosecutor to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.