DUI Valium Newport Beach |DUI Ambien Newport Beach

If you have received a DUI for being under the influence of Ambien or Valium, in Newport Beach, because you were given a urine or blood test that was positive for the presence of Valium, Ambien, or other prescription Anxiety medication, you should contact DUI Lawyer and get in touch with a law firm that works with a team of professionals on the matter and that knows how to handle those particular kinds of DUI charges.

Valium and Ambien are prescription medications containing Barbiturates that help patients who suffer from sleep apnea, sleep loss, trouble sleeping, to help them fall asleep. Unfortunately, the main ingredient in these medications are categorized as a Barbiturates, potent substances that create a sense of sleepiness and drowsiness in the user.

Why Do Barbituratess cause problems with driving?

DUIs for Valium, Ambien or other Barbiturates often occur because drivers who take medications suffer from pain, however the medication is known to cause drowiness and may impair driving. As a result, drivers can fall asleep behind the wheel, and potentially crash their vehicle. Additionally, Ambien, Valium and Barbiturates can cause drivers to jerk their steering wheels, or make efforts to stay awake while driving, often leading to a DUI for Valium in Newport Beach.

How can DUI Lawyer Newport Beach help you win your case?

Despite the possible legal problems of a DUI for Valium or Ambien in Newport Beach there are studies that prove drivers are able to drive better than when not on the prescription Barbiturates. This fact is in the clients’ favor. Additionally, there are no warning labels on Valium asking users to refrain from driving a motor vehicle specifically. Technically, if you are pulled over by a police officer and it is discovered that you have been taking Valium, Ambien or a similar sustance, are then charged with a DUI, for being under the influence, there are plausible defenses to such a case, including the defense that you are not “actually impaired”.

Our team of lawyers would ask for a blood split to determine when the last time the drug was used, and if so, the relative quantity of the drug. If we can show that the driver was either more alert, or not under the influence of Valium, then a DUI for Valium or other Sleeping Medication may not stick in Court.

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A DUI for Valium, or Ambien falls under the law for a DUI for Drugs in Newport Beach.

First, let DUI Lawyer in Newport Beach give you the relevant law. The law that is applicable to this crime, DUI for Drugs in Newport Beach is as follows:

Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

23152.

(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle.
(b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.
For purposes of this article and Section 34501.16, percent, by weight, of alcohol in a person's blood is based upon grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. In any prosecution under this subdivision, it is a rebuttable presumption that the person had 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of driving the vehicle if the person had 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of the performance of a chemical test within three hours after the driving.
(c) It is unlawful for a person who is addicted to the use of any drug to drive a vehicle. This subdivision shall not apply to a person who is participating in a narcotic treatment program approved pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 11875) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 10.5 of the Health and Safety Code.
(d) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in Section 15210.
In any prosecution under this subdivision, it is a rebuttable presumption that the person had 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of driving the vehicle if the person had 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood at the time of the performance of a chemical test within three hours after the driving.
(e) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle.
(f) It is unlawful for a person who is under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug to drive a vehicle.
(g) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2014.

Amended Sec. 2, Ch. 753, Stats. 2012. Effective January 1, 2014.

The above law was amended and reinstated to include the new narcotics treatment program approved by the Health and Safety Code.

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What is the possible outcome of a criminal charge for DUI for Valium, Ambien or Sleep Medication?

Depending on the amount of the drug in your system at the time, we can make a case that you were not “actually impaired”.

Additionally, if the police officer did not stop you for the right reasons or had no reason at all, there will not be probable cause and it may be possible the prosecution will dismiss the case.

What Should I do about a DUI for Valium, Ambien or Sleep Medication?

Contact DUI Lawyer Newport Beach today for a free consultation regarding your case. We will look at your personal history, the facts surrounding the alleged charges and the possible outcomes with you at no cost.