Santa Cruz DUI & Drugs Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer for DUI with Drugs Cases
If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI of drugs in Santa Cruz,
or in the surrounding counties of Santa Clara, or Monterey, contact The
McGuire Law Corporation to arrange a consultation with the
Santa Cruz criminal lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Christine McGuire is a former prosecutor
of 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 Santa Cruz criminal lawyer
at The McGuire Law Corporation today if you have been charged with driving
while under the influence of drugs.