The Legal Complications of DUI of Drugs Can Work in Your Favor
Posted on: January 2, 2020
Determining if a person is driving drunk is relatively easy: There are specific standards in place that indicate when a person is impaired. For those over the age of 21, this standard is generally a blood alcohol content of 0.08%. However, when it comes to DUI of drugs, the standards are not this simple.
This can actually work in your favor as it often makes it harder for the prosecution to prove their case. Keep reading to learn more and if you are accused of or arrested for a DUI of drugs, contact Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation.
First: Consider the Unique Background of Attorney Fell
The first thing you should know is that Attorney Fell has a long history of working in the legal field. For nearly 20 years he worked as a prosecutor in Orange County. Today he is a California State Certified Criminal Law Specialist – and he has experience defending citizens accused of DUI of drugs. This experience on both sides of the aisle gives him a unique perspective into the best way to defend his clients.
We Can Help with All Types of DUI of Drugs Cases
There are many different DUI of drugs charges you may face. You could be accused of driving after taking illegal drugs, driving after using marijuana, or driving after taking prescription drugs. You could even be charged with driving after taking an over-the-counter medication if it impaired your ability to drive. It is often the case that an experienced attorney like Law Office of Michael L. Fell can get the charges dismissed altogether or reduced significantly.
We Can Challenge Field Sobriety Tests
If you have been pulled over because the police suspected you were driving under the influenced, you should be examined by a Drug Recognition Expert. This is an officer who is supposedly specially trained to know if you have been taking drugs. They are likely to ask you to take part in field sobriety tests. If you fail these tests, you may assume that pleading guilty is the best way to respond.
This is false. These types of tests are very unreliable and we have evidence to back it up. We will likely argue that your failure of the test was due to something else such as a medical issue you have, fatigue, or anxiety – not being impaired on drugs. If we can cast enough doubt then the charges against you could be dropped due to lack of evidence.
The first step in getting the help you need is to contact Attorney Fell. You can reach him Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 for a free legal consultation. We will carefully consider your case to find the best way to move forward.