Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

When you think of driving under the influence (DUI), you naturally think of alcohol. But under California law (Vehicle Code 23152A), it is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any combination of the two. The “drugs” are not necessarily controlled substances or illegal prescription drugs; they can include sleep aids like Ambien, muscle relaxants, or even over the counter cough medicine.

San Mateo DWI Drug Attorney

Have you been stopped by the CHP under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs? A San Mateo lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area will aggressively defend you against all charges. Call The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson in San Mateo at 650-573-8000  or email us today.

Should we choose a blood, breath or urine test?

The most effective tool in detecting drugs in the blood stream is the urine test. It is inexpensive, fast, and will detect drugs in your system. Urine tests do not easily determine when you consumed the substance, or what amount really was, unlike the way a blood test measures blood alcohol level.

If an officer does not suspect drugs, the breath test will not provide the prosecution with any evidence of drugs. Only a blood or urine test can detect drugs. If you are subject to a DUI drug arrest opt for a breath test if possible. However, if you are asked to take a urine test, do not refuse one, as it will result in a suspension of your driver’s license.

Contact a DUI Drug Charge Attorney Today!

Our DUI attorneys proudly represent clients throughout the entire Bay Area including these cities on the Peninsula:

  • San Mateo
  • Redwood City
  • Foster City
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Burlingame

If you have been stopped in San Francisco Bay Area for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs? Contact the experienced DUI lawyers at The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson in San Mateo at 650-573-8000 or contact us online.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
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