Under Influence Controlled Substance Walnut Creek CA

California’s ban on people being under the influence of a controlled substance also extends to the simple ‘use’ of a controlled substance.

Violation of this law is a misdemeanor. The typical sanctions involve a period of probation, fines and fees, and a treatment program. Sometimes there may be a jail sanction involved too. The benefit to a crime like this is that the legislature has recognized that addiction is a problem and has designed programs which a person can take part in and upon successful completion have their cases dismissed.

There are defenses to being under the influence. The two main aspects to these cases are the police officers’ observations/tests and the blood test if one is done. There are ways to argue for the exclusion of this evidence and ways to question its validity. Thomas Daly is an experienced trial attorney who looks for ways to exclude evidence and fight back in every case. Call him for a free consultation and to get him started on your case. (925) 338-7517

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