We have previously discussed DUIs involving marijuana, but perhaps the next most common drug people are charged with driving under the influence of is methamphetamine. Meth is one of the most commonly used drugs in San Diego county and like other illegal substances, it can affect your ability to drive. If you have been accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine, please call Fallbrook DUI attorney Peter M. Liss as soon as possible.
Like DUIs involving marijuana, there is no legal limit as to how much methamphetamine you can consume before you can be charged with driving under the influence. In fact, because methamphetamine leaves your system shortly after you stop feeling the effects -unlike marijuana, it is much harder for Escondido DUI lawyers to fight these charges by arguing that you were not under the influence of the drug while using it. And because methamphetamine can have such a harsh withdrawal symptoms, those that use the drug can even risk being charged with driving while addicted to drugs if they drive while they are not under the influence of meth. You will also be charged with the misdemeanor crime of being under the influence of a controlled substance if your blood tests positive for methamphetamine.
If you are pulled over while methamphetamine, the best thing you can do is remain silent. Answer questions related to your identity, provide your license, insurance and registration paperwork, and if the officer starts asking you questions, say that you will not answer any police questions without your Fallbrook DUI defense attorney present.
Some people may even have prescriptions for methamphetamines and believe that explaining that to the police may help them get out of trouble if they are caught driving while using the drug, but in fact, using any drug that may affect your driving performance is illegal whether or not the drug was legally obtained.
It is possible to fight and win charges of driving under the influence of meth, but it takes an experienced Escondido DUI attorney to do so. If you have been charged with a DUI involving methamphetamine, please call Peter M. Liss at (760) 643-4050 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
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