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DUI & Drugs
Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs is against the law. This includes any type of illegal or prescribed medication that impairs your ability to drive. An arrest for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) can have various penalties depending on the person's prior DUI record and if the DUID resulted in an accident that caused injuries. The consequences of a conviction can include:
- Jail time
- Community Service
- Vehicle impoundment
- Mandatory drug treatment
- Ignition interlock device
- Driver's license suspension
When fighting DUID accusations, it is strongly recommended that you speak with a Sacramento criminal lawyer who knows the tactics the prosecution will use when seeking a conviction. Knowledgeable and aggressive representation can make a difference in the outcome of you case, and help prevent severe sentencing.Defending DUIDs in Court
A DUID arrest will be based on the motor vehicle operator's driving behavior, the results of field sobriety testing, and blood or urine tests. If the arresting officer is a trained Drug Recognition Evaluator, you may also be subject to physical checks of your pulse, blood pressure and pupil size. Unlike DUI, there is no specific measurement for drug impairment. The officer's observations and evaluations, along with testing results, are the evidence that will be used by the prosecution when seeking a guilty verdict.
Wise Law Group, PC has a solid reputation in criminal law litigation, and will work tirelessly to achieve a favorable resolution to your legal situation. Michael Wise is a former prosecutor and respected law enforcement instructor that provides uncompromising defense in criminal cases. He is a determined, results-oriented and highly skilled litigator that will attack every flaw in the prosecution's evidence. He frequently receives referrals from court personnel who have witnessed his ability to confidently represent clients charged with a criminal offense. Contact a Sacramento DUI attorney today for a free case evaluation!