Newport Beach DUI Defense Attorney
DUI Prescription Drugs
California's drunk driving law is also a drug driving law since it
prohibits driving while under the influence of both alcohol and drugs. The
DUI law does not specifically state which drugs are prohibited. Many drugs,
including prescription drugs, can impair your driving ability. Drugs prescribed
by your doctor or even over the counter drugs can have side effects that
make you drowsy, dizzy, nervous, or unable to concentrate. They may also
affect your vision. When combined with alcohol, these effects may become
even worse, causing a serious impairment of driving ability.
If you have been arrested or charged with a prescription drug DUI in Newport
Huntington Beach, or anywhere in Orange County, California, it is strongly advised that
you seek professional legal help. Contact the
Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer at the firm as soon as possible. Attorney Scott Hughes has effectively
defended innumerable DUI cases in Orange County. You stand a much better
chance of reduced fines, fees, treatment program, and jail time with his
aggressive and skilled legal representation.
California DUI Law
Any drug that impairs your driving ability is considered illegal. If a
police officer suspects that you are driving while under the influence
of drugs, you can be required to take a blood or urine test. If you refuse
to take these tests, you will be subjected to the same license suspension
and revocation as someone who refuses an alcohol test. For refusing to
take a chemical test for drugs, your license suspension will be for one
year on a first offense, 2 years on a second offense within 7 years, and
3 years on a third offense in 7 years.
Talk to a Newport DUI Defense Attorney
Having a competent defense lawyer in your corner when faced with any DUI
can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of your case. For your best
defense, consult with the Newport Beach DUI defense lawyer at the firm.
Need legal assistance with a DUI prescription drugs?
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