San Jose DUI & Drugs Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer for DUI with Drugs Cases

If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI of drugs in San Jose/Santa Cruz contact The McGuire Law Office to arrange a consultation with the San Jose criminal lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Christine McGuire is a former prosecutor of 30 years. As a former prosecutor, she understands what you are up against and she knows how to build a tough criminal defense case on your behalf.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in California

If an individual is arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, they are under the "implied consent" statute. This means that they will be given a chemical test, with a choice of a breath test, blood test or urine test.

To obtain a conviction for driving under the influence the prosecution must prove a person drove a vehicle while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug or the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug. Drug means any substance or combination of substances other than alcohol, that could affect the nervous system, brain or muscles of a person as to impair, to an appreciable degree his or her ability to drive a vehicle in the manner that an ordinary prudent and cautious person, in full possession of his or her faculties, using reasonable care, would drive a similar vehicle under like conditions.

A person has a right to have a sample, either of his or her blood or urine retested by an independent laboratory. Christine McGuire is a member of California DUI Lawyers Association, Inc.

Contact the San Jose criminal lawyer at The McGuire Law Office today if you have been charged with driving while under the influence of drugs.

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