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DUI of Drugs Explained

Driving under the influence of drugs can be just as dangerous as drinking and driving. If you’ve been accused of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID), then you likely face serious consequences that can affect your freedom, reputation, and future. The Orange County DUID defense attorneys at Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. explain what it means to get a DUI of drugs in California.

Drugged Driving in California

The same California law that makes it illegal to drink and drive also covers “drugged driving.” It is unlawful to drive while under the influence of any drugs (illicit drugs or prescription drugs) or to drive while combining alcohol and drugs.

What Drugs are Prohibited While Driving?

Any substance or combination of drugs that can impair a person’s ability to drive safely is prohibited. This includes herbal supplements, over-the-counter medicine, and prescription drugs. Even if a person was legally entitled to use a drug, they will face severe consequences for driving while impaired.

Does California Have a Legal Limit for Drugs & Driving?

California doesn’t have a specific “legal limit” for drugs the way they do for alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, experts can’t agree on a particular drug concentration level that would be relatable across all drivers. To determine if a driver is under the influence of drugs, a police officer might call a drug recognition expert (DRE) to evaluate the driver.

Call Our Expert Orange County DUID Defense Attorneys!

If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, you may face serious consequences. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help you defend your rights and can assist you in avoiding a criminal conviction or the suspension of your driver’s license. The Orange Country DUI defense lawyers at Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. have years of experience protecting the rights of people accused of a DUI. Our team has the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you get the best possible results for your case.

Contact our Orange County DUID defense lawyers today at (949) 537-2202 to schedule a consultation!