Porterville DUI Defense Lawyer
California law places strict penalties on convictions of driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs. If you are facing this charge, you need representation from an attorney who understands the law as well as how to protect your rights at every stage of your case.
A DUI conviction can cause you to lose your job and professional license, as well as ruin your reputation. Contact a qualified lawyer today at 559-302-9507 .
The Law Office of Gregory Hagopian provides comprehensive representation for drug-based DUI charges. As a former prosecutor, attorney Hagopian understands how judges and other prosecutors approach these cases. He will evaluate your situation from every angle to determine the best course of action. As an experienced Visalia DUI/drug charges attorney, he is committed to minimizing your consequences and preserving your driving privileges.
Prescription Drug Charges
If you mix alcohol with prescription drugs or take specific prescription drugs, and then you drive, you run the risk of facing DUI charges. The firm provides aggressive defense for clients facing charges involving prescription drugs, including the most common:
- Vicodin (Hydrocodone)
- Soma (Carisoprodol)
Controlled Substance Charges
Code 21552 is used for DUI charges with a .08 blood alcohol content level or greater. Code 11550 is given to individuals for being under the influence of a controlled substance. If you are found to have more than one ounce of marijuana or are in possession of specific paraphernalia, you could also be charged with possession for sale, which is a felony. You could receive one or both charges at the same time. Unlike DUI charges based solely on alcohol consumption, California law does not place a presumptive level for illegal drugs.
The district attorney must prove you were physically impaired and could not operate the vehicle. As a former prosecutor, attorney Hagopian understands the law and how to provide defense against these charges. He provides aggressive defense against charges associated with the following drugs:
- Prescription marijuana
- Methamphetamine (meth)
The law firm provides representation to individuals charged with driving under the influence of alcohol as well as for those charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Don't assume all law firms are equal.
To discuss your situation with a qualified DUI lawyer, call the firm's Visalia office at 559-302-9507 to arrange a free consultation, or you may send an e-mail.