DUI & Drug Possession in Chico
A DUI charge is the not same as a Drug Possession charge. The law is quite extensive and convoluted, and this is especially true when it comes to the types charges you can face for both DUIs and Drug Possession.
If you’re charged with both a DUI and Drug Possession, you can be prosecuted for each separate charge.
Drug Possession charges range from; Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and even Possession for Sale of Narcotics.
The California Health and Safety Code, Section 11350, claims that any person found in possession of a controlled substance, such as a “narcotic drug, unless upon the written prescription of a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or veterinarian licensed to practice in this state, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison.”
Possession law allows the police to arrest you for simply possessing an illegal drug, whether there was intent to sale or use.
The penalties for a felony Drug Possession are stiff and are usually punishable with a term in state prison. However, some offenders have avoided jail time by completing a drug diversion program under California Penal Code 1000. In such cases, through a deferred entry of judgment, the individual is only charged if he or she fails to complete the program.
Facing DUI and Drug Possession charges simultaneously can amount to quite a few serious charges, and each must be examined and defended separately.
There may be extenuating circumstances, false allegations, illegal searches, improper testing, entrapment, and many other factors that an experienced and prepared attorney knows to look for.
It is even possible that the attorney could get the case dropped completely.
Meeting with an attorney to discuss the particulars of your individual case is incredibly important in order to defend your rights. We invite you to contact our office today and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced, and knowledgable Chico DUI and Drug Possession attorneys. We look forward to helping you.
There is little to no protection in an open-air vehicle, and even minor mishaps in controlling a boat could have catastrophic implications. A boat is as deadly a vessel as an automobile.
A person operating a recreational vessel is considered drunk with an .08 BAC level. For commercial watercraft, the BAC level drops to .04. For specialized watercraft like aquaplanes and jet skis, there is zero tolerance, which means the operator can not legally have any alcohol in his or her bloodstream.
If you have been arrested for boating under the influence, or a boating DUI, we suggest you find an experienced DUI/BUI attorney from our Chico office. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
2nd DUI Offense
CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 14 Days in jail
1st DUI Offence
CVC 23152 (b)
FACED 48 Hour in Jail
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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, CVC 23152 (a)
Faced 3 Days in County Jail