DUI Drugs in Anaheim

While in the city of Anaheim, California Vehicle Code 23152(e) makes it illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs (DUID).

The legal definition of being under the influence is same for both alcohol and for drugs. You can be arrested for a DUID offense if your mental and physical faculties are impaired due to drugs so that you are not able to drive with reasonable care and in a prudent or sober manner.

How does an officer determine a DUID arrest

The main difference between DUI alcohol and DUI drugs is that you cannot be charged with a ‘per se’ offense for a DUID because the ‘per se’ offense requires that you be tested and found having a BAC or Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.08% or more.

However, for the DUID, apart from the blood test, the officer will use similar observations and tests as those in a DUI alcohol arrest. These observations and tests include:

  • Erratic and irregular driving
  • Impaired physical appearance
  • Questionable conduct
  • Incriminating statements and
  • Performance at Standard field sobriety tests
Penalties for a DUID conviction

Penalties for a DUID conviction are similar to those of DUI alcohol and include the following penalties for a misdemeanor charge:

  • Probation of between 3-5 years
  • A fine of up to $1,800
  • Suspension of your driver license
  • Imprisonment in county jail and
  • Attending California DUI school

You can also be convicted of a felony charge under certain circumstances.

If you have been arrested for a DUID, call a DUI attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group immediately to represent you. Hiring one of our expert lawyers will help you avoid unnecessary penalties and legal consequences.

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