Ventura DUI Drug Defense Lawyers

Maybe you are suffering from a bad cold and feel you need to take a quantity of over the counter medications. Maybe those prescribed or illegally acquired pain killers you needed for your bad back have become a habit or maybe you feel comfortable driving your vehicle after indulging in so called "recreational" drugs. Or maybe you are fatigued, emotionally exhausted, or have built up a prescription drug tolerance. You may be pulled over for a DUID for a number of reasons that have nothing to do with actually being DUID. You need an experienced local DUI Drugs lawyer to handle your defense, particularly because California and Ventura County assign severe penalties for DUID.

You need Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law.

DUI Drugs can be difficult to prosecute. A skillful attorney can get the best results for you by investigating and finding any mitigating circumstances around your arrest including faulty chemical testing of blood and/or urine.

CA DUI Drug Crime (Vehicle Code 23152(a):

  • It is a crime to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Drugs is defined under CA law as any other substance other than alcohol that could affect your nervous system, brain or muscles.
  • If those drugs impair you so that you can't drive like a sober individual under similar circumstances than you are consider DUI.
  • A DUI for any drug can subject you to prosecution.
  • Drugs can be illicit like cocaine, heroin or marijuana .
  • Drugs can be prescription like Vicodin or Ambien.
  • Drugs can be over the counter, like cough syrups or Excedrin PM.
  • Even if legally prescribed, you can be arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.
  • There is not a specific testing number in a DUI Drug case that defines the excess of blood toxicity, unlike DUI Alcohol where a BAC of 0.08% or greater is the rule.
  • Typically, DUID is a misdemeanor in CA.
  • DUID can be filed as a felony if 1) it is your 4th or subsequent DUI offense; 2) you have one or more prior felony DUI conviction; 3) your driving causes an accident injuring another party
  • Typical penalties for DUID: 3-5 years probation; fines exceeding $1800 for a first offense; Completion of CA DUI School; Driver's license suspension/revocation; jail sentence depending on prior record, circumstances and the county it took place

Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law is a local law partnership consisting of lawyers and investigators with over thirty years of experience in DUI defense. As local Ventura attorneys we are familiar with the court system, the District Attorney's office and the "lay of the land" in Ventura County where the DUI may occur. Out of town lawyers do not have our advantage of having a local foundation upon which to build your defense. If we cannot gain a dismissal or a reduction of charges we will take your case to trial and make every possible attempt to win it in court. Call us immediately after if arrested for DUID and we will come to your defense!

Retain Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law because Experience Matters

Contact Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law immediately upon being investigated or charged with any BUI charge. We have over thirty years experience in defending these cases. We will put our expertise to work for you.

Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law

Has More Not Guilty Verdicts Than Any Other Law Firm in Ventura County.

Charles L Cassy Attorney at Law

Serves Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Diego Counties.

Call us at 805-642-0392