Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!
Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!
Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client's glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!
Client's estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.
Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!
Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!
Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!
Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!
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The "drug" portion of a DUI drug charge or (DUID) can be any substance that can impair a person's ability to operate a vehicle in a safe and cautious way. Here we are discussing illegal rather than prescription drugs, which can also lead to a DUI. We have defended clients accused of driver impairment involving a variety of illegal narcotics and controlled substances, including but not limited to:
Under California law "drugs" are defined as substances that affect you brain or muscles. Driving under the influence of drugs is when your driving is impaired by a substance other than alcohol. Regardless of the type of drug, driving while impaired by any substance will subject you to prosecution. Differences Between DUI Drugs and Alcohol DUI Although the two charges sound quite similar, there are several key differences between an alcohol DUI and a DUID. Consider these facts:
Typical Penalties and Fines for DUI Drugs The penalties that you may incur from being convicted of a DUID are dependent on many factors. Things like the specific circumstances of your case, whether or not you have any previous DUIs and your prior criminal history can all play a role in determining your ultimate penalties and fines. For first-time offenders, though, the state of California usually recommends the following guidelines when it comes to sentencing:
A DUI of drugs is a misdemeanor in the state of California, but there are aggravating factors that can will make the offense a felony, such as:
Our DUI Drugs lawyers and DUI court Depending on the facts surrounding your arrest, there are a number of legal defense available to you. The experienced DUI attorneys at the Law Offices of David Chesley will assess your case and provide you with the best possible DUI defense. Our DUI lawyers will investigate your arrest thoroughly in order to uncover any mistake that could have been made by the arresting officer. Often condition such as exhaustion or anxiety are mistake for dug symptoms and lead to false arrests. If drugs come up in your blood or urine tests, it does not necessarily mean that you were under the influence while driving. Our attorneys will look at your case from every possible angle in order to negotiate the DUI charges down.
Contact Us A conviction for a DUI of drugs can impact both your personal and professional life greatly. Not only will a conviction be a mark on your criminal record, but a DUI conviction will also affect your driving record, which normally leads to higher insurance premiums. Our expert Southern California DUI lawyers will give you the legal representation you need to avoid the consequences of a conviction. The Law Offices of David Chesley invite you to contact us at any time to set up your free consultation. During this initial consultation we will review your case and explore the options available to you. To set up your free initial consultation or if you have any questions, please contact us through our website or give us a call today.
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