In California, you can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs if, at the time you were driving, your blood alcohol level was 0.08 percent or higher, or if you were impaired by the effects of drugs or alcohol regardless of the blood content level of the substance. This includes effects from prescription drugs and from medical cannabis.
DUI cases can be particularly devastating because they involve not only the possible criminal consequences that range from a misdemeanor to felony (if causing injury or fourth time in ten years), but also because the California DMV can take action against your license, including suspension and revocation, hampering your ability to commute to work, take your children to school or appointments, and transport yourself to other errands that are necessary for your quality of life.
If you are a commercial driver, the consequences can be even more severe than ordinary license holders, where even a single DUI conviction on your record can lead to a one year license suspension, and a second conviction will ban you for life from driving a commercial vehicle. (Cal. Vehicle Code § 15302).
The knowledgeable, trial-tested attorneys at Honeychurch & Giambona have extensive experience in defending all types of DUI related cases, seeking the best outcomes both in court and against the DMV, achieving great results for their clients in these matters. If you are charged with a DUI-related offense, do not hesitate to call Honeychurch & Giambona today for a free consultation to see how our effective attorneys may be able to help you achieve the best outcome for your case.