Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
In the state of California, people who drive after taking drugs, whether legally or illegally, can face an arrest for the charge of driving under the influence of drugs, or DUID. It is prosecuted in a similar manner as crimes involving driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. DUIs are serious offenses that can result in severe repercussions if convicted. It is imperative to retain the legal assistance of an aggressive and informative attorney. The Law Offices Of Michael A. Fiumara can provide clients with the information necessary to successfully navigate the charges against them.
Our firm can fight the case from beginning to end. During a free case evaluation, we can take the time to understand your objectives and discuss any alternatives to incarceration that may be available. DUID cases can be difficult to defend because the tests are not as straightforward as they are for those charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. No legal limit for drugs in a person’s system is set to indicate whether an individual is too impaired to drive and, therefore, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant is guilty based on circumstantial evidence in addition to test results. With a thorough investigation of your case, we can help you achieve the verdict you hope to obtain.
California’s Implied Consent Law
If you have been arrested in a case that involves driving under the influence of drugs, you will be required to adhere to California’s implied consent law. This law requires that you submit to a chemical test, whether in the form of a blood test, breath test or urine test. In a DUID case, the urine test is most common. Failure to submit to a chemical test will result in a license suspension of one year. An arrest for driving under the influence of drugs can alter your life, which is why it is imperative to obtain legal assistance from The Law Offices Of Michael A. Fiumara. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.