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DUI of Drugs

Accused of DUI of drugs? Donald B. Serafano is here to provide superior legal representation.

California law makes it illegal to drive while impaired by any legal or illegal drug or medication. This means that many otherwise law-abiding people get arrested for and charged with DUI of drugs. This experience can be quite daunting, as you may face serious penalties and sanctions including:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Community service
  • Points on your drivers license
  • Driving restrictions
  • License suspension
  • License revocation

The good news is…

…You Can Rely on Donald B. Serafano to Protect You

Donald B. Serafano is an experienced DUI defense attorney who is intimately familiar with the special laws and procedures governing DUI of drugs cases. You can rely on him to explain the charges against you in detail, thoroughly analyze the evidence, and recommend the best strategy for bringing your case to a fast and favorable resolution. Attorney Serafano has experience with all kinds of DUI of drugs cases, including:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Medical marijuana
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Drugs + alcohol

DUI of Drugs is Difficult for Prosecutors to Prove

In most cases, a successful defense for DUI of drugs will involve disproving the prosecution’s allegation that you were sufficiently impaired by drugs as to affect your driving abilities. This is easier than it sounds because unlike for alcohol, where a BAC over 0.08 automatically means you are impaired, there is no standardized measure of the amount of drugs that may be in a person’s system before they are impaired. Different individuals have differing tolerances for drugs, and also metabolize drugs differently, so even if a blood or urine test shows the presence of a drug, this may not be enough to secure a conviction.

Instead, prosecutors must rely heavily on the testimony of the arresting officer, who will relate their observations as to the defendant’s:

  • Physical appearance
  • Performance on field sobriety tests
  • Erratic driving
  • Incriminating statements
  • Conduct

In many cases, it is relatively easy to cast doubt upon whether the officer’s observations show conclusively that the defendant was actually impaired by a drug or medication. After all, fatigue, nerves, and certain medical conditions can often mimic the signs of drug impairment.

Depending on the evidence in your case, Attorney Serafano may be able to get the charges against you dropped entirely, or at least negotiate with the DA for a favorable plea deal that will expose you to the least possible penalty.

Call Now to Start Building your Case

If you have been arrested for DUI of drugs, you can take action now by calling the Law Offices of Donald B. Serafano at 949-929-6202 for a free consultation. If you decide to retain us as your DUI of drugs defense attorney, we will immediately begin working on your behalf to resolve your case in the most advantageous manner possible.

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