DUI and Legal Drugs
When people think of DUI charges, a person getting behind the wheel after having a few too many drinks is usually what comes to mind. However, some people are finding out the hard way that DUI charges can also be given to drivers who have taken a legally prescribed medication or over the counter drug, unaware that any resulting impairment could be enough to warrant an arrest.
Some prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause drowsiness and slow-reaction times, turning a simple trip to the grocery store into a situation with serious legal consequences. If you were charged with DUI after taking a legal drug, an Arizona DUI lawyer with Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., can help. Contact us today at 602-510-9999 to set up an initial consultation. We have experience dealing with a wide range of DUI cases and may be able to help you reduce or eliminate the charges against you.
Legal Drugs That Can Cause Driving Impairment
It is unfortunate, but many people who believed that they were complying with the law when taking a legal medication have been charged with DUI. That is because most people do not expect a simple prescription or over-the-counter drug to have side effects that are strong enough to make them “impaired” in the eyes of the law. Some medications that have been connected to DUI charges include:
- Blood pressure medication
- Motion sickness pills
- Sleeping pills
- Anti-anxiety medication
- Narcotic pain medications
- Allergy medicines
- Cough Syrup
If you’ve been the unfortunate recipient of a DUI charge for driving under the influence of a legal drug, an Arizona DUI attorney with Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C., may be able to help. Everyone deserves a fair hearing, so contact us today at 602-510-9999 for more information on your legal rights and options.