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Drug-Related DUI and Search & Seizure Laws

In the state of California, it is unlawful to drive under the influence of an illegal drug, substance, or narcotic. It is also illegal to drive after taking a prescription medication if it affects your ability to safely operate a vehicle.

If the police suspect you of driving under the influence of drugs, they may ask to search you or your vehicle. In some cases, they may not even ask you. They may simply tell you to step aside while they search your vehicle. If this situation sounds familiar, and you were consequently arrested on drug-related DUI charges, you should contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry immediately. An experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney at the office can listen to your side of the story and review the police report to determine whether or not your constitutional rights against unlawful searches and seizures were violated.

Understanding the 4 th Amendment

In accordance to the 4 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, law enforcement officials cannot search you or your property without just cause or a valid search warrant. If the police violated search and seizure laws, any evidence they obtained during the search will be considered inadmissible and thrown out of court.

This law has helped thousands of individuals avoid a conviction. Should you choose to work with an attorney at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, you can rest assured we will take the time to investigate your case thoroughly to ensure the police did not violate your rights. If it is discovered that your constitutional rights were violated, and the police did indeed perform an unlawful search and seizure, we will quickly make this fact known to the judge and motion to have your case dismissed.

Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious offense. To ensure you have aggressive defense against your charges, click here to contact an Orange County DUI lawyer at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today!