Drugged Driving and Prescription Medication

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most DUI cases concern drunk driving. However, a good portion of offenses concern DUI charges for driving under the influence of drugs. When an officer suspects a driver of drugged or drunk driving -even if they have not had a sip of alcohol – he/she can request the driver submit to a blood test and then have the state lab analyze the results. Of course illegal drugs showing up in your system like marijuana or cocaine will trigger the prosecuting attorneys to seek a conviction for DUI with drugs. However, more and more people are getting charged with drugged driving for having nothing but their prescription medications in their systems.

Even over the counter medicines - like flu pills or cough syrup, can lead to an arrest and possible conviction. The prosecuting attorney will make the argument that the driver was less safe to drive due to being under the influence of some medication. The officer will detail how he or she believed you're driving to be impaired. DUI drug cases can be fought and won. Richard Lawson has had great success in contesting these cases and getting the best possible results for his clients. Call today for a free case consultation.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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