Drugs & DUI Charges
Although the majority of Long Beach DUI arrests involve alcohol, drugs are also a definite factor in driving under the influence cases throughout Southern California. California's drunk driving laws cover an individual driving under the influence of alcohol
and drugs. Though one may assume this only refers to illegal drugs, "drugs" may also cover prescription drugs and even over-the-counter medicines which may impair a driver.
Defending a driving under the influence of drugs (DUID, or DUI of drugs) case is slightly different than defending a DUI case involving alcohol. Your DUI attorney should be very familiar with the testing and other variations which are involved in a driving under the influence of drugs case. For example, as there is no "legal limit" in a DUI of drugs case, field sobriety tests will play a bigger role, in proving the impairment of the driver. Chemical tests (usually a blood or urine test) may show the presence of drugs, but field sobriety tests will be called upon to prove actual impairment.
Long Beach Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Defense
Using their unique knowledge of and experience with driving under the influence of drugs charges, the DUI defense lawyers at Gold & Witham are qualified to represent a driver who has been arrested for DUID. In fact, our attorneys have over forty years of combined legal experience, including experience in handling DUI of drugs charges, as well as a number of other complex drunk driving charges.
Consult an attorney at our firm to find out how we may be able to help you with your DUI of drugs charges. During an initial consultation, we can determine exactly what services we can provide in order to assist you.