DUI With Drugs in San Diego – Criminal Lawyer David P. Shapiro

DUI With Drugs in San Diego – Criminal Lawyer David P. Shapiro


– Hi, my name is David P. Shapiro. I’m a DUI attorney based out of San Diego. I’m also the owner and managing partner of the Law Office of David P. Shapiro based in San Diego, California. My firm helps good people regain control of their future when
charged with the crime. Today in this video, I
want to discuss with you DUI with Drugs. There’s commonly DUI with alcohol. Are you .08 or higher blood alcohol at the time of driving? Are you under the influence of alcohol at the time of driving? And then there’s also a whole other charge of being under the influence of drugs. There’s also a combination
of drugs and alcohol. For purposes of this video
though, I want to talk about DUI with Drugs. Unlike alcohol, there’s
really not that hard and fast .08 or higher limit. So there are so many factors
that need to go into it. The type of drug, the amount of drug that’s in your system at the time of the test, the relation in time of
when the test was taken verse when the drug was taken, verse when you were driving, and your tolerance to that drug may actually be something
that can help you with your defense when
charged with DUI with Drugs. DUI with Drugs also may help you with your Department of Motor Vehicles hearing because they don’t have that hard and fast blood alcohol content, so the DMV may not be able to take action against your driving privileges only if you avoid a criminal court conviction. So you get through the
DMV administrative process if you avoided DUI conviction in court your license may stay intact as well. But what’s essential
about a DUI with Drugs are a couple of things, is you obviously do not want to give law enforcement more evidence than what they already have. Meaning, you know, a lot of times a DUI field sobriety test evaluations, the individual on the side of the road is being asked a lot of questions about when the first time they took the drugs, when the last time they took the drugs, how often they use the drugs; all those types of things. And you’re under no obligation
to answer those questions. So don’t. Don’t close a door to certain defenses, whether it’s a DUI with
alcohol, a DUI with Drugs, or anything of the like. And you also want to make
sure that the law firm that you hire has real
practical experience defending against DUIs
throughout the jurisdiction of where your case would be. So if it’s in San Diego, you want a San Diego-based
criminal defense lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the system, knows what judge your case
may very well be before, has worked with the prosecutor, and then can keep your
expectations realistic from the get-go as opposed to people who
may be promising one thing, having no idea how they’re
going to get there. You’re better off with
someone who’s done it and does it day in, day out. Our firm is one of those firms,
one of these individuals; myself and the attorneys that
we have here at our firm. Please give us a call
if you’re facing charges of DUI with Drugs and need our help. 619-295-3555.

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