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Drug-Related DUI

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California Vehicle Code §23152(a) states that if you are caught operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs that you will be arrested and subsequently charged with a DUI. By definition, drugs can include illegal substances, over-the-counter substances and prescription drugs. Some drugs will clearly warn against operating machinery or vehicles under the influence and others can impair a person if they take too much or if they have a poor reaction to it.

Regardless of amount or type of drug that you used, if you were found driving a vehicle under the influence of drugs, you could be charged and tried for a DUI. These cases are very serious and require the representation of a Brea DUI attorney from Anthony Curiale and Associates, A Professional Corporation.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

DUI with drugs is a serious offense and the penalties you could be facing may be very steep. Depending on the type of drugs you were using, if any was found in your vehicle or on you and the circumstances of your arrest, your penalties may vary. With so many deciding factors on the charges you may be facing, it is always important that you contact an attorney who can defend your rights and challenge any evidence that has been gathered. If you are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs, you could be facing up to $1800 in fines for first-time offenders and have your license suspended for up to 1 year. You could potentially be facing a jail sentence and additional drug charges as well.

If there were drugs found on you or in your vehicle, you could be in violation of the California Health and Safety Code. California classifies drugs on a sliding scale known as a "drug scheduling" and each schedule of drugs hold a particular penalty. For example, many people assume that being under the influence of marijuana and operating a vehicle will not get them in too much trouble; however, marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug and you could be facing very serious penalties. Brea, California does have legally operating medical marijuana dispensaries and even if you have a medical marijuana card, you still cannot operate a vehicle while under the influence.

Contact Anthony Curiale and Associates, A Professional Corporation to Get Experienced Representation on Your Side

A DUI with drugs is a very serious offense and it is important that you work with an attorney as soon as possible. At Anthony Curiale and Associates, A Professional Corporation, we are proud to have assisted numerous clients in obtaining favorable resolutions to their DUI and drug charge cases and we are outspoken advocates for medical marijuana. When you retain our services, we will investigate every portion of your case and ensure that your rights were not infringed upon during your arrest. We are not afraid to challenge evidence collected in your case and defend you in a court of law. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, contact Anthony Curiale and Associates, A Professional Corporation right away and speak with a drug-related DUI attorney from our firm.

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