Can I Get A DUI For Drugs?

Yes, you can. Driving under the influence includes alcohol and drugs: California Vehicle Code § 23152(f). If a street drug or controlled substance impairs your driving, you can face DUI drugs charges.

Just like a regular DUI, you need to act fast if you are charged with DUI drugs. At Ridley Defense in Ventura, you will find an experienced, hardworking team ready to help you. As a former deputy district attorney, Douglas H. Ridley has the knowledge and experience necessary to fight all DUI charges, including DUI drugs charges. He serves clients in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and Southern California.

Find out how we can help you today. Call 805.208.1866 for a complimentary consultation.

Which Drugs Can Lead To DUI Drugs Charges?

There are many illegal drugs that can result in DUI drugs charges, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine and crack
  • Ecstasy and other club drugs
  • Bath salts
  • Methamphetamine

In addition to these illegal drugs, you can be charged with DUI drugs for being impaired by prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications.

You Could Face Harsh Penalties

The penalties for a first DUI drugs offense may include:

  • A driver's license suspension
  • Possible jail sentence
  • Costly fines and other fees
  • Drug assessment and education
  • Probation

With our lawyers on your side, however, your charges may be reduced or dismissed, depending on the circumstances of your case. We will examine the traffic stop, including whether the officer had probable cause to stop you. Additionally, we will examine the evidence for admissibility, which may include the conditions and results of the blood or urine test you took. If there were mistakes, our team will find them and use them to your advantage.

Speak To A Criminal Defense Attorney Right Away

We serve people throughout Southern California. You can reach us online or call us 24/7 at 805.208.1866. Consultations are complimentary.