Driving While Impaired by Drugs
A person does not have to be drunk to be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). A person can be charged with DUI or DWI if he/she is operating a motor vehicle while impaired by illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, or methamphetamines, or if he/she is impaired by unauthorized prescription medication. People can even be charged with DUI or DWI if they are driving while impaired by legal medications or over the counter medications such as cold medicine or allergy medicine. Anytime a medicine or drug causes a driver to lose control of his/her mental faculties, the driver can be charged with driving while impaired by drugs.
Once a person is convicted of driving while impaired by drugs, he/she may be sentenced with:
- jail time
- driver’s license suspension
- community service
- mandatory drug/alcohol rehabilitation
- vehicle impoundment
- interlock devices
Orange County DUI/DWI Attorney
If you have been arrested for driving while impaired (DWI) in Orange County, it is important that you speak with an experienced DWI attorney. A DWI lawyer can review your case for errors, discuss your legal options with you, and provide you with advice you can rely upon. An Orange County DWI lawyer can also represent you in court and negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf. By hiring an attorney, you will ensure that your needs are addressed, and that you receive the representation you need to fight your DWI charges.
Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry
The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry provide quality legal representation for clients in Irvine, Orange County, and surrounding areas. Virginia L. Landry is a reputable lawyer who has helped numerous clients through the duration of their DWI proceedings. When clients choose to obtain the services of Attorney Landry, they are provided with leading resources, one-on-one counsel, and dedicated representation for their various legal matters.