DUI Oxycontin Orange County | DUI Painkiller Orange County
If you have been charged with a DUI for being under the influence of a Prescription Pain Medication including Oxycontin, Oxycodone or Percocet in Orange County, because you were given a urine or blood test that was positive for the presence of Oxycontin, Percocet, Oxycodone, or other prescription narcotic pain medication, you should contact DUI Lawyers 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.
Oxycontin, Percocet, Oxycodone are prescription pain medications containing opiods and narcotics that help users who suffer from physical pain to be releived from that pain while taking the prescribed medication. Unfortunately the police can give DUIs for being under the influence of a prescribed painmedication. Whether you have had life long pain, have suffered a sudden trauma, have been in a car accident or injured in the workplace, there are many reasons that Doctors prescribe pain medication, validoly and with good cause. Unfortunately the labels on these medications may warn not to drive a motor vehicle or operate heavy machinery. What are you supposed to do in this situation? Not drive? Absolutely not!
That is why DUI LAWYERS Orange County works with blood split specialists, other doctors as experts and strive to possibly negate the showing of “actual impairment”.
Unfortunately the main ingredient in these medications is usually a derivative of Opiates, potent substances that cause the user to feel mellow and relaxed… for a short period of time, perhaps 6-12 hours.
Why Do Orange County Prescription Pain Medication DUIs occur?
DUI Prescription Pain Medication Orange County
DUIs for Oxycontin, Percocet or Prescription Pain Medication often occur in Orange County because drivers who take such medications may not be fully alert. Additionally, drivers may be weary, dizzy or become addicted to these medications. As a result drivers, may sleep at the wheel or possibly swerve their vehicle or in the extreme cause an auto accident. Additionally, DUIs for Painkiller, Oxycontin and related substances can cause drivers to jerk their steering wheels, or make efforts to stay awake while driving, often leading to a DUI for Oxycontin in Orange County.
How can DUI LAWYERS Oxycontin Orange County help you win your case?
Despite the possible legal problems of a DUI for Oxycontin, Opiods, Prescription Pain medication, or Percocet in Orange County there are blood split tests that can show the amount of the intoxicant fell below the threshhold that would consittute actual impairment. This fact is in the clients’ favor. Additionally, there are not always warning labels on Oxycontin, Percocet, or other prescription pain medications asking users to refrain from driving a motor vehicle or using heavy machinery. Technically, if you are pulled over by a police officer and it is discovered that you have been taking Oxycontin, a Prescrioption Painkiller or a similar sustance, are then charged with a DUI for Drugs, 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 Oxycontin, then a DUI for Oxycontin may not stick in Court.
DUI Prescription Drugs Lawyer Orange County | DUI Painkiller Lawyer Orange County
A DUI for Oxycontin, Percocet or Painkiller based substances falls under the law for a DUI for Drugs in Orange County.
First, let DUI Lawyers in Orange County give you the relevant law. The law that is applicable to this crime, DUI for Drugs in Orange County 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.
DUI Oxycontin Defense Orange County | DUI Drugs Defense Orange County
What is the possible outcome of a criminal charge for DUI for Oxycontin, Painkiller or Percocet?
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 will be possible that the case can be dismissed.
What Should I do about a DUI for Oxycontin, Painkiller or Percocet?
Contact DUI Lawyers Orange County 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.
Contact DUI Lawyers Orange County today for a free and confidential consultation regarding your case. We will look at your personal history and the facts surrounding the charges against you, and then we can discuss possible outcomes with you at no cost.