A person can get a DUI for using prescription drugs IF you drive a vehicle and "as a result of consuming alcohol and/or taking a drug, his or her mental or physical abilities are so impaired that he or she is no longer able to drive a vehicle with the caution of a...
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How Can a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Tell That You’re Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?
Drug recognition experts, or DREs, are police officers with training on recognizing the signs of a driver under the influence of a substance, be it marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, or prescription painkillers, among other substances. Also known as drug recognition...
Are Drug DUI Cases treated different than Alcohol?
Drug DUI cases are treated a little different than alcohol cases. If you are arrested for a "Drug DUI" and there is no alcohol, the law enforcement officer should not take your California licenase at the time of arrest nor should they issue a pink sheet suspension...
Drug DUI Offenses are not eligible for Diversion in North County
Drug DUI offenses are not eligible for Diversion also known as PC 1000. The law excludes these offenses for treatment in lieu of prosecution in North County and all of California. Drug DUIs are treated similarly to alcohol DUIs with probation, fines,...
Is a Drug DUI handled the same as Alcohol in Vista Courts?
A drug DUI carries the same consequences if convicted, but there are differences in how they are handled. A drug DUI does not trigger the DMV suspension at the time of arrest like an alcohol DUI does. They both trigger a suspension if convicted of...
Drug DUI in North County
A drug DUI in North San Diego County is treated similarly to an alcohol DUI. Once someone is pulled over and the officer notices some impairment, if there is no alcohol in a breath test or there are other indications or statements concerning recent drug use,...
Does a Vista Drug DUI Arrest Result in a License Suspension?
A Vista Drug DUI does result in a suspended license by DMV which is triggered by the conviction. If there is less than a .08 blood alcohol (B.A.) level and the arrestee is 21 or older, there should NOT be a DMV suspension from the initial stop...
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