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What is the Definition of Being Under the Influence in Orange County Courts?


"Under the Influence" is defined as Driving Ability Impaired to an Appreciable Degree.

"Under the influence" is defined as when the alcohol has so far affected the nervous system, the brain, or muscles so as to impair to an appreciable degree the ability to operate a vehicle in a manner like that of an ordinary prudent and cautious person in full possession of his faculties."

This definition is crucial in proving or defending your Orange County DUI case.

Contact an experienced Orange County DUI Lawyer to discuss your possible DUI defenses!

Scott Hughes is an Orange County attorney pacticing in State and Federal Court.

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