Yes, you can. Driving under the influence includes alcohol and drugs: California Vehicle Code § 23152(f). If a street drug or controlled substance impairs your driving, you can face DUI drugs charges.
Just like a regular DUI, you need to act fast if you are charged with DUI drugs. At Ridley Defense in Ventura, you will find an experienced, hardworking team ready to help you. As a former deputy district attorney, Douglas H. Ridley has the knowledge and experience necessary to fight all DUI charges, including DUI drugs charges. He serves clients in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and Southern California.
Find out how we can help you today. Call (805) 208-1866 for a complimentary consultation.
There are many illegal drugs that can result in DUI drugs charges, including:
In addition to these illegal drugs, you can be charged with DUI drugs for being impaired by prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.
The penalties for a first DUI drugs offense may include:
With our lawyers on your side, however, your charges may be reduced or dismissed, depending on the circumstances of your case. We will examine the traffic stop, including whether the officer had probable cause to stop you. Additionally, we will examine the evidence for admissibility, which may include the conditions and results of the blood or urine test you took. If there are mistakes, our team will find them and use them to your advantage.