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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) covers the laws against driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.  While drugs are unrelated to alcohol, they can affect a driver's ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner in the same way as alcohol does.  Whether they are illegal drugs or even prescription drugs that affect your ability to drive, you can be charged with DUI.  If you have been charged for driving under the influence of drugs, it is important to consult with a DUI Defense Attorney to discuss your defense against these charges.  The Kraut Law Group has helped hundreds of clients fight charges for DUI with drugs and has successfully represented them in the Los Angeles and Southern California areas.

While alcohol can be measured in the body through a breath test, drugs cannot.  As such, the DMV does not automatically suspend your driver license when charged with DUI with drugs, as it would if alcohol is involved.  A conviction is required for the suspension to take place.  Testing for drugs takes the form of a blood or urine test.  The results, along with the arresting officer's report at the scene, will be entered in as evidence when attempting to prosecute you.  There are strong defenses, however, that our highly skilled firm can help develop for you.  Many officers have not been properly trained on the objective signs of a person under the influence of various drugs.  The blood or urine tests can be incorrectly administered, contaminated or not properly held to the chain of evidence required by law.  All of these points, when carefully analyzed by our firm, can lead to challenging them as evidence against you.

Consequences of DUI with Drugs

Being convicted of a DUI involving drugs is a serious offense.  You will need to face handling the drug charges in addition to a DUI charge, and suspension of your license.  Registration with the local police or as a narcotics offender may be required.  There are stiff fines that are levied, and some individuals may lose their jobs due to a drug offense.  With these types of consequences, you will need the very best to defend you.  Attorney Kraut, Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer, has been practicing DUI law for years and has inside knowledge of both the criminal justice system, and how law enforcement assembles their case against you.   With this knowledge he can prepare a strong defense on your behalf.

Contact a Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney   from the Kraut Law Group when dealing with DUI drug charges.

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