Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
San Diego DUI Defense Attorneys
In California, a DUI charge is not only for those that have been found to be
driving under the influence of alcohol. If police believe that your driving is impaired by drugs such
as marijuana, cocaine, and even legally prescribed prescription medicine,
you could be arrested. The penalties that one can face for driving under
the influence of drugs can be extremely severe.
DUI with drugs cases are not always as black and white as
DUI with alcohol cases. In California, there is no determined level of a narcotic detectable
in your body that ultimately indicates impairment under law. As in many
drunk-driving cases, the chemical tests used can be extremely unreliable
and at times false. It is critical that you retain the services of an
San Diego criminal defense attorney from The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC who can review every
aspect of your case and defend you from these charges.
Understanding Drug DUI Charges
If you are pulled over for driving under the influence of drugs, you may
have to take a urine or
blood test. Some argue that urine testing is not valid for drug detection due to
the fact that different drugs take a different amount of time to be eliminated
from the body and may not necessarily indicate impairment at the time
of the arrest. Some drug tests have been proven to be affected by other
substances such as cough medicine that can give a false positive for illegal drugs.
If the court believes that you were unable to operate a vehicle with the
same amount of caution as a sober person, you can be charged. A skilled
attorney can help provide the court with the information they need to
come to the conclusion that you were not impaired while driving under
these standards. There can be many reasons why an individual may fail
field sobriety tests other than drug intoxication.
Get Help from a Top San Diego DUI Firm
Because there is no legal limit in DUI with drugs cases, the attorney that
you choose to defend your case will determine to a large degree the outcome.
Our knowledgeable team at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC
can review your case and tell you where you stand.
You don't have to accept the serious charges brought against you; hire
a seasoned attorney that can fight for you.
Contact our law firm today to learn about your legal options and to find out how we can aggressively
challenge your DUI charges!