Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs (DUID) In California
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is illegal in California. If you are pulled over and charged with a DUID, you are facing many of the same criminal penalties associated with a traditional DUI, including jail time, fines and license suspension. You need experienced criminal defense attorneys defending you.
At Bird & Van Dyke, attorney Bird has more than 14 years of criminal law experience. From our offices in Stockton and Tracy, Ms. Bird defends clients in the Bay Area, the Central Valley and throughout Northern California against DUID charges.
Fight DUID Charges
Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications can affect your ability to drive. If you are pulled over under suspicion of being impaired, police can perform blood tests to determine if drugs are in your system.
If blood tests show any amount of illegal drugs are in your system, or if prescription or over-the-counter medicines are found to have impaired your ability to drive, you can be charged with driving under the influence of drugs (DUID).
Driving with antihistamines and common cold drugs in your system can expose you to criminal liability.
Driving while high or while under the influence of prescription drugs is illegal and carries the same penalties as drunk driving. First-time offenders face up to six months in jail, thousands of dollars in fines and may lose their licenses for a minimum of four months.
Strong DUID Defense From A Former Prosecutor
At Bird & Van Dyke, we use every legal tool available to defend our clients against their DUID charges. If prosecutors refuse to agree to a beneficial plea deal, we are ready to litigate and defend your rights in court.
Former prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer Bird provides clients with the edge they need to successfully defend against their DUID charges. Because Ms. Bird can think like a prosecutor, she knows what they need to prove to make your charges stick and she knows which defense strategies will undermine the government’s case.
We investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and examine evidence to identify weaknesses and poke holes in the prosecutor’s case.
We challenge every aspect of your case, from your arrest to the drug testing procedures used. If police lacked probable cause to stop you, if field sobriety tests and blood tests were improper, or the chemical lab testing process questionable, we will use it in your defense.