Most anyone who drives, at some point in their life they can be faced with a stop and arrest for being impaired by either alcohol or drugs or both. In today's society the use of prescription drugs and even marijuana is prevalent and potentially illegal if mixed with the use of a motor vehicle. Although the laws for substances other than alcohol are still in a state of flux, this doesn't stop the police from arresting anyone with the slightest appearance of over indulgence.
Here are the things you need to know right know:
- If the arrest took place in California you need to take immediate action to protect your driving privilege. Chances are you were given a temp license and that states you have 30 days to drive, but that doesn't mean you can't fight the suspension. Contact a lawyer right away so a hearing can be arranged with the DMV.
- If the DUI involved alcohol there is an excellent chance your BAC may have been rising and therefore lower at the time of driving vs. the time you took the chemical test. There are things you can do to increase your chances of success in Court and an attorney can spell these things out.
- If you have a commercial license the consequences can be exponentially worse than if you have a non comm license. Contact a lawyer immediately so he can arrange important dates to give you a better chance of prevailing and keep your commercial license.