Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in California
San Francisco DUI Defense Attorney
Driving under the influence charges are not particular to only alcohol. You may be charged with a DUI if you have recently taken drugs. The drug does not necessarily have to be an illegal drug for a driver to be convicted of a DUI. In a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) case, the accused motorist must meet the legal definition of "under the influence". In this case it is: unable to operate a vehicle with the same amount of care and prudence as a sober person.
A drug is considered any substance which has the potential to affect an individual's driving capabilities through impairment of physical and mental faculties. You may even be convicted of a DUI from over-the-counter prescriptions if they are seen to affect your driving abilities. In California, the penalties for driving under the influence of drugs are similar to those for driving under the influence of alcohol. If you are facing DUI drug charges you need to speak with a San Francisco drunk driving attorney immediately.
Help for DUI Drug Arrests in San Francisco
The Law Office of Nors Davidson has the background and skill clients need to overcome DUI charges for drugs and alcohol. They are proud members of both the California DUI Lawyers Association and the California Public Defenders Association. Being arrested for a DUI is a serious matter; the consequences can have a dramatic effect on your life and livelihood.
In California there is no legal limit to driving under the influence of drugs and therefore, if the driver does not fall under the above definition, the prosecution may not have a case. It is crucial to speak with an attorney immediately if you have been arrested for a DUI drugs charge, there are many options available to you and drug tests which you have been administered may be unreliable. Contact a San Francisco DUI lawyer immediately if you are being charged with driving under the influence of drugs.