This crime is penalized under California Vehicle Code 23152 A, where sentences may include:
In addition to these penalties, a strong case can also be built against possession of marijuana, as well as possession of marijuana while driving, which carry additional fines.
Other terms for California Marijuana DUI include Dope Driving or Cannabis DUI.
Due to the fact that marijuana can remain in the body’s internal system for a prolonged period of time, the prosecution will need to prove that the accused was impaired by this substance at the time of driving.
This crime is usually evidenced by a number of factors including the behavior of a driver during the arrest; his or her driving patterns; the results of the chemical test; the observances of a drug recognition expert at the time, and more.
Many skilled lawyers can examine the case to determine if the accused party was indeed impaired at the time of driving. New research and changes in Marijuana laws are constantly updated – and defendants will need to find lawyers who stay abreast of these new codes. In addition, retesting from chemical samples can be done to deliver a stronger defense.
If you or someone you know has been accused of DUI involving marijuana, the criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Randy Collins can help you. We will bring superior legal experience to your case and fight tooth and nail on your behalf. Call us today at (888) 250-2865 to receive a free consultation.
In California, defendants who are facing their third charge for driving under the influence will encounter few chances and harsh penalties. A third offense DUI defendant is seen as especially dangerous by the courts and the resulting penalties are severe and have serious long-term consequences. If you have been charged with your third DUI offense in California, a qualified DUI criminal defense attorney can help defend your rights in court.
DUI offenses in California are always misdemeanors unless one of the following is true, making it a felony.
Third offense DUI defendants in California will face both administrative and criminal penalties. Your driver’s license will be suspended for up to three years; however, if applicable, after one year you may be eligible for a restricted license to use in limited circumstances, such as driving to work.
The criminal penalties for a third DUI offense are severe. A defendant will face a minimum of 120 days in jail, with a possible maximum sentence of one year. Jail alternatives may be available: a DUI criminal defense lawyer may be able to negotiate for a shorter time in jail in exchange for a portion of your sentence served as community service, drug and alcohol rehab or house arrest. You will also incur a minimum fine of $390; the fine may be increased to as much as $1000. You will also serve a minimum probationary period of three years with a possible maximum of five years. The judge will also order you to complete an 18-month DUI course.
The standard criminal penalties can also be increased if there are certain factors present in your DUI case. These factors are known as “enhancements” and include:
Any one of these factors can result in an additional charge and even harsher penalties.
If you have been charged with your 3rd DUI offense in California, the severe administrative and criminal penalties associated with your crime make hiring an attorney extremely important. Contact a qualified DUI criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the best legal defense.Free Case Evaluation
Those in Southern California can call the Law Offices of Randy Collins to obtain a free case evaluation. Call (888) 250-2865 today to speak with an experienced DUI attorney and get the answers you’re looking for.
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