ORANGE COUNTY DUI ATTORNEYS

Choosing an Orange County DUI Lawyer can be a difficult and complicated task for anyone; but for those who hold a Professional License and who arrested for DUI are faced with a number of additional complications that can have a dramatic affect on not only the outcome of their case; but also their ability to earn a living.

This site focuses on those who are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs who also hold a Professional License; but it also focuses on the law behind a drunk driving charge. We have a companion website that deals with the types of Orange County DUI Discovery or evidence one should expect to obtain in connection with a DUI charge in Southern California. 

The tough decisions facing a person charged with driving under the influence can be overwhelming; however, they can be easier to confront when you are a client of an experienced, reputable and well-known Orange County DUI Defense firm that is familiar with how the local police departments conduct Driving Under the Influence Investigations and how the local District Attorneys prosecute the crime of DUI and who know how to "navigate" the respective professional board inquiry set forth in motion by the virtue of your arrest.  

One may ask: "How does the Board know of the DUI charge if I have not reported it to the respective Board?" The California Department of Justice is known to forward the record of the arrest to the respective Board within days or weeks of the charge of driving under the influence. You need a lawyer that is familiar with these inquiries and how to handle them. The DUI Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons is one of only a few DUI defense firms that handles these inquiries in addition to the defense of the DUI charge: a rare find: the facts of the DUI case arerelevant and material to the Board's inquiry.

If you hold a professional license and are charged with driving under the influence in Orange County, you will need an experienced DUI Attorney to review all of the evidence that the prosecution intends to use against you, that the California DMV will use against you to suspend or revoke your driving privileges, and the respective Board's inquiry into the matter and its resolution prior to determining the punishment for the DUI, not limited to the loss of one's professional license.

Even if you don't hold a professional license, if you are charged with DUI in Orange County or anywhere in Southern California for that matter, you need results. The DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons get great results because they are "Orange County's Recognized Leaders in DUI Defense".

The following video discusses the significance of holding a professional license and being charged with DUI:





As the above video demonstrates, being charged with DUI while holding a professional license can have devastating consequences to your career. Do not make the big mistake of hiring the "wrong attorney" - only hire a DUI lawyer who understands the impact of a DUI charge on your professional license - only hire the DUI Defense firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons.

MEET ORANGE COUNTY'S "BEST" OR "TOP-RATED" DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

The DUI Defense "Team" consists of DUI Defense Attorney Barry T. Simons, the author of "California Drunk Driving Law" and the former Dean of the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Simons holds Board Certification in DUI Defense from NCDD (1 of 6 in California) this Certification is sanctioned by the American Bar Association.  Mr. Simons has the distinction of being the only DUI Attorney in Orange County selected as a “Superlawyer” for DUI Defense.  (2014-2016) The “Team” also includes DUI Defense Attorney Daniel Flores who has personally handled over 1,000 DUI cases in the Courts of Southern California and before the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Mr. Flores has earned a well-deserved reputation for being an effective litigator and trial lawyer in DUI cases. 

Mr. Simons’ “Team” also includes specially selected “Of Counsel” attorneys who practice throughout the State and County to assist our clients with intricate issues that develop with Professional Licensing, Interstate Licensing Issues and collateral consequences in other jurisdiction stemming from a DUI arrest in California.

In addition to our Attorneys, the “Team” includes three well-trained paralegals who have a combined 35 years of experience in criminal justice. 

The DUI Defense “Team” also includes private investigators, toxicologists, pharmacologists, and accident reconstruction experts to properly assist our DUI Lawyers in developing defenses that work in DUI cases.

The lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons are dedicated to defending those charged with Driving Under the Influence in Southern California. Watch this video to learn more about the DUI Defense firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons and why they are Orange County's "Best" or "Top-Rated" DUI Attorneys:




CONTACT ORANGE COUNTY'S "BEST" OR "TOP-RATED" DUI DEFENSE TEAM LAWYERS

Needless to say if you are charged with DUI in Orange County, California, the battle that lies before you is difficult and sometimes frightening. It can be even worse for those who hold Professional Licenses or Security Clearances. The only DUI Defense Attorneys you should be considering if you are charged with Driving Under the Influence in Orange County while holding a Professional License are the DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons.

If you have been charged with DUI and would like a free DUI Consultation, contact the DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons immediately.


WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THE DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS OF THE LAW OFFICE OF BARRY T. SIMONS IF YOU WERE CHARGED WITH DUI AND HOLD A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE?

The DUI Defense Team of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons successfully navigate professional licensees through the "administrative process" associated with the respective Board's inquiry into the DUI Charge.

Those holding professional licenses should be aware that some of the Boards will receive notification of the DUI arrest within days of the arrest for driving under the influence with official inquiries following a short time thereafter. You need to have DUI Defense Attorneys who understand this process from the outset to avoid any missteps in the process. You should not risk your future licensing on counsel who is not prepared to handle these issues from the very start of the process.

Whether you are a nurse, vocational nurse, doctor or surgeon, psychiatrist, dentist, teacher, lawyer or optometrist, if you are charged with DUI you need the a lawyer who understands the interplay between the criminal charge and the Board's inquiry into the matter. The DUI Defense Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons are such lawyers. If you were charged with a DUI and hold a professional license, you need to contact the DUI Defense Firm of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons today for a free DUI Consultation and Case Evaluation.


THOSE WHO TRAVEL FOR WORK-RELATED PURPOSES OR THOSE WHO HOLD SECURITY CLEARANCES ARE EQUALLY AT RISK.

Those who hold professional licenses are not the only ones at risk when charged with DUI. Those who travel extensively for work-related purposes are also at risk, as are those who hold security licenses, such as engineers who hold government contracts. If you fit into either one of these categories, you need a DUI Lawyer that gets results. The DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons get results. 

A DUI charge can have an impact not only on those who hold professional licenses, but also those who travel extensively for work-related purposes or those who hold "security clearances" as part of their employment contracts. A DUI conviction can have far-reaching consequences for those in either category and this is why those who find themselves in this position need the type of representation that only the DUI Defense Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons can provide.

Watch the video below or click the link to learn more about the Interstate Licensing Consequences:





The significance of obtaining the absolute "Best" or "Top-Rated" DUI Defense firm cannot be overstated, it could mean the difference between a conviction for driving under the influence, a reduction or a complete dismissal. The call you make today can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Do not hesitate to contact the DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons today for a free consultation and case evaluation to discuss your Orange County DUI case.

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DUI METHAMPHETAMINE


Methamphetamine is a white, beige, or light brown crystalline powder, and/or clear chunky crystals. Most street methamphetamine is produced in secret, underground laboratories. Street methamphetamine is commonly referred to by such names as “speed,” “meth,” and “chalk.” Methamphetamine hydrochloride is clear chunky crystals resembling ice and it is commonly referred to as “ice,” “crystal,” “glass,” and “tina.”

Ingestion: Methamphetamine is typically ingested through intranasal or oral use. Many users progress to intravenous use and others occasionally smoke it, either by adding it to marijuana cigarettes, crack, or cocaine pipes; or by lining the drug atop tinfoil then lighting the bottom of the foil to produce smoke that is then inhaled through a straw or other inhalation device—this process is commonly referred to as “chasing the dragon.”

Medical Uses: Methamphetamine is used in the treatment of narcolepsy, attention deficit disorder and attention deficit disorder with a hyperactivity disorder. Typical doses are 10mg/day or up to 40mg daily. A course of treatment greater than six weeks is not recommended. Methamphetamine is sometimes used in the treatment of obesity, overeating disorders and weight loss due to its abuse potential. Amphetamine is also used in ADD, narcolepsy and weight control.

Recreational Uses: Recreationally, Methamphetamine is abused to increase alertness, relieve fatigue, control weight, treat mild depression and for its intense euphoric effects. Methamphetamine is said to be amongst the most addictive of drugs.

Tolerance, Dependence and Withdrawal: Methamphetamine has a high potential for abuse and dependence. Tolerance usually develops quickly in most users and they oftentimes find themselves using the drug with increasing frequency and in increasing doses as their tolerance increases. Abrupt discontinuation of use, however, usually produces extreme fatigue, mental depression, apathy, extended periods of sleep, irritability, confusion and disorientation.

Blood Test Results: Blood concentrations of 0.02-0.05 mg/L are typical for therapeutic use, and up to 0.2 mg/L have been documented. Concentrations greater than this often represent abuse. Blood concentrations do not disclose when the methamphetamine was consumed; however, normal concentrations in recreational users are commonly between 0.01 and 2.5 mg/L and range on average at 0.6 mg/L. Blood concentrations above this range will likely be associated with severe, possibly life threatening, toxicity.

IMPORTANT: Peak blood methamphetamine concentrations occur shortly after injection, a few minutes after smoking, and around 3 hours after oral dosing. Peak plasma amphetamine concentrations occur around 10 hours after methamphetamine use.

Urine Test Results: Positive results generally indicate use within 1-4 days but could be up to a week following heavy chronic use. The rate of excretion into the urine is heavily influenced by urinary pH. Between 30-54% of an oral dose is excreted in urine as unchanged methamphetamine and 10-23% as unchanged amphetamine. Following an intravenous dose, 45% is excreted as unchanged methamphetamine and 7% unchanged amphetamine.

Effects: Methamphetamine effects are less intense after oral ingestion than following smoked or intravenous use.

Early Phase—Psychological: Euphoria, excitation, exhilaration, rapid flight of ideas, increased libido, rapid and fast speech, restlessness, hallucinations, delusions, insomnia, reduced fatigue or drowsiness, increased alertness, heightened sense of well being, feelings of increased physical strength, and poor impulse control.

Early Phase—Physiological: Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased respiration rate, elevated temperature, palpitations, irregular heartbeat, dry mouth, abdominal cramps, appetite suppression, twitching, dilated pupils, horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) at high doses, faster reaction time, increased strength, and more efficient glucose utilization.

Late Phase—Psychological: Dysphoria, residual stimulation, restlessness, agitation, nervousness, paranoia, violence, aggression, lack of coordination, pseudo-hallucinations, delusions, psychosis, and a craving for more of the drug.

Late Phase—Physiological: Fatigue, sleepiness, itching, picking, scratching, normal heart rate, and normal-to-small pupils that are reactive to light.

Duration of Effects: The onset of the effects of methamphetamine is quick following intravenous use and/or smoking, while the onset of the effects occurs more slowly following oral use. The overall effects of methamphetamine typically last 4-8 hours while the residual effects can last up to 12 hours.

Performance Effects: Laboratory studies have been limited to much lower doses than those used by methamphetamine abusers and the majority of laboratory tests were administered 1-hour post dose. Doses of 10-30 mg of methamphetamine have shown to improve reaction time, improve cognitive function, increase subjective feelings of alertness, increase time estimation, increase euphoria, and relieve fatigue. But subjects were often willing to make more high-risk choices after consuming the drug.

Effects on Driving: Drug manufacturers of methamphetamine and amphetamine prescription products state that patients should be informed that methamphetamine and amphetamine may impair the ability to engage in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a motor vehicle. In studies, drive-off-the-road type accidents, high speed, failing to stop, diminished and/or divided attention, inattentive driving, impatience, and high risk driving have been reported. According to NHTSA, significant impairment of driving performance would also be expected during drug withdrawal.

In a recent review of driving under the influence cases, NHTSA reports that, where methamphetamine was the only drug detected, driving and driver behaviors included speeding, erratic driving, accidents, nervousness, disorientation, rapid and non-stop speech, unintelligible speech, agitation, staggering and awkward movements, irrational or violent behavior, and unconsciousness. Impairment was attributed to distraction, disorientation, motor excitation, hyperactive reflexes, general cognitive impairment, withdrawal, and fatigue. At lower doses, however, amphetamines were reported to have few effects on cognitive functioning and might actually result in an enhancement of some psychomotor tasks. However, high risk-taking appears to increase at higher doses and poor response time. According to NHTSA, drug withdrawal could also lead to the impairment of psychomotor skills required for safe driving.

If you or a loved one has been charged with driving under the influence of methamphetamine, contact the DUI Defense Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons today for a free, no-cost, DUI Consultation and DUI Case Evaluation. The contact you make today could make an impact on the result of your case tomorrow.

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