Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DUI Drugs Charge in California - What is it, what does it mean and what are an attorney's defenses?

September 20, 2011

DUI News Release for California

San Diego County DUI Law Center published a new article about the charge of driving under the influence of drugs in California. Click here for the full article.

Highlights include:

DEFENSES

It’s a defense to a San Diego California DUI charge if the subject drug causes one to drive with the same caution characteristic of a sober person or ordinary prudence under the same or similar circumstance.

It’s also a defense if the alleged driving pattern, alleged physical signs and symptoms, alleged field sobriety testing performance and purported chemical tests are equally consistent with non-impairment as they are consistent with impairment.

If charged with DUI prescription medication, sleep driving may be a defense advanced by one’s San Diego DUI attorney. However, the involuntary intoxication is normally based on an unanticipated reaction to medication taken per the lawful prescription.

Depending on the facts, a California DUI Lawyer Specialist will be able to determine what best defense can be fairly asserted.