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 Beach, Irvine, 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.
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