San Diego DUI & Drugs Lawyer
Accused of DUID in CA?
Even when you take a legally prescribed medication, you run the risk of
being charged with a DUID if you operate a motor vehicle and are pulled
over or are involved in an accident. If you have been charged with a DUID
in the San Diego area, call JD Law.
We have been representing defendants for 30+ years and have the expertise you need when facing DUID charges.
DUI offense, which is usually based on the evidence of your blood alcohol
concentration, a DUID charge can is often far more subjective. Intoxication
or impairment can vary from person to person with the same amount of medication
or drug. These are gray areas which can be argued effectively by the skilled
San Diego DUI attorney at our firm.
Avoiding Jail Time After a Drug-Related DUI Arrest
If you have been arrested for being under the influence of
drugs, it is important to contact a lawyer who can represent you should your
case go to court. Working with an attorney will most likely immediately
increase your chances of having a favorable outcome for your case—limiting
the amount of evidence the prosecution can use to build their case. Under
California's Health and Safety Code, Section 11550, the court may
permit a person to undergo a licensed drug rehabilitation program in lieu
of part or all of their county jail sentence. An experienced
DUI defense lawyer in San Diego, CA may be able to help you get treatment instead of having to spend time in jail.
How Do Officers Determine "Marijuana DUI" in California?
Illegal drugs, or controlled substances, include:
What Penalties Are Involved in DUID Cases?
Just like DUI charges, DUID charges involve the DMV as well as the criminal
court. This means you face more than just criminal penalties, but penalties
from the DMV as well. You could spend up to six months in jail for a misdemeanor
first offense that doesn't involve any property damage or injuries.
Typically, this first DUID offense will also carry up to $1,000 in fines
as well. The court may even order you to enroll in a drug treatment program
that can last up to nine months. On top of the criminal court penalties,
the DMV will like suspended your license for up to 6 months for minor
offenses. You will also have to pay fees to get your license back and
may have to retake the driver's license test.
Former Police Detective & Specialist in Criminal Law
The importance of having a skilled San Diego criminal defense attorney
cannot be understated in the case of a DUID. Attorney James N. Dicks has
the experience of being a former law enforcement officer and board certified in
criminal law. As such, he is extremely knowledgeable about the rules and regulations
concerned with searches, seizures, arrest procedures, evidence chain of
custody, and all of the common areas where police can make vital mistakes.
These mistakes can be used in order to suppress evidence that would otherwise
be used against you. If critical evidence is suppressed, the charges could
Contact our firm today and take advantage of a free initial consultation.
We will review and discuss whatever information you have concerning your
arrest, answer whatever questions you may have and help you decide what
the best option is for you. The penalties for DUID can be just as severe,
if not more, than a DUI. Please take the time to decide for yourself why
our attorneys are the best choice for your criminal defense strategy and
call us today. We offer free case evaluations!