There are few things worse than being accused of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Though we all know that it is wrong and illegal to do so, people do make mistakes, and unfortunately, these mistakes can lead to very serious legal consequences. Though you may think driving while under the influence of drugs isn’t as serious as doing so while drunk, this isn’t the case. Please continue reading and contact a Tehama County drug DUI lawyer from Cohen Criminal Law to learn more about the consequences of drugged driving and how our firm can help you fight those consequences.
What are the consequences of drugged driving in California?
There are various potential penalties an individual may face for drugged driving here in the state of California. Unfortunately, to start, if you are caught driving while under the influence of drugs, even if you’re simply using prescription drugs for which you yourself have a prescription, you will most likely face a driver’s license suspension as long as the arresting officer can prove that you were driving while impaired. You should also note that in most cases, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs can warrant jail time and mandatory enrollment in California DUI school, at your own cost. Finally, for a first-offense drug DUI charge, you’ll likely have to pay a $1,800 fine.
Additionally, those accused of operating motor vehicles while under the influence of drugs will face felony charges under certain circumstances, such as when aggravating factors are present, like if a child is in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. Other common examples of aggravating circumstances include receiving a fourth drugged DUI or if you injured a person while operating your vehicle under the influence of drugs. For a felony, you may face up to four years of incarceration, high fines, and more. Don’t make the mistake of facing any DUI-related charges on your own. Simply speak with a knowledgeable and skilled Willows criminal lawyer in your corner. Our firm is prepared to fight for your rights, every step of the way.
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Here at Cohen Criminal Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Our mission is to defend your rights, and we are committed to that mission. We will be your number one advocate through every step of the process. Attorney Cohen has fought on behalf of those charged with crimes and traffic violations for over 30 years, and he is ready to fight for you, too. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.