Cocaine DUI - VC 23152

According to California state law (Vehicle Code section23152 (a)), it is illegal to drive while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or a drug. A substantial number of drivers are arrested every year for driving under the influence of drugs, including cocaine.

Just like alcohol, Cocaine can impair your ability to drive safely. An officer might pull you over if they suspect that you may be driving under influence and order you to take a BAC test.

If you test negative for alcohol, the officers, depending on your presentation might take you though more tests to check if you are under influence of other drugs.

Penalties for DUI Cocaine include:
  • Suspension of your driving license
  • A fine
  • A compulsory attendance and completion of an alcohol/drug program
  • A possible jail term
  • Probation from 3 to 5 years

You may be able to interpose defenses that you would also use in other types of DUI cases. For example, you may argued the stop was unlawful, the arrest was wrong, or involuntary intoxication.

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