A prescription drug DUI is a type of DUI charge that is specific to driving under the influence of prescription drugs. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to drive under the influence of any substance that impairs your ability to drive safely, including prescription drugs that have the potential to cause impairment.
Prescription drug DUI cases can be challenging because many prescription drugs have different effects on different people, and some drugs can remain in a person’s system for an extended period of time. Additionally, many prescription drugs can cause side effects that can affect a person’s ability to drive safely, such as drowsiness, dizziness, or impaired vision.
If you are facing charges for a prescription drug DUI, it is important to have an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side who can review the evidence against you, including any blood or urine test results, and build a strong defense strategy. I can challenge the accuracy of the test results, argue that the prescription drug did not impair your ability to drive, or present evidence that the drug was prescribed to you and you were using it as directed.
The penalties for a prescription drug DUI in Pennsylvania are similar to those for other types of DUIs, including fines, license suspension, and possible jail time. However, the consequences of a prescription drug DUI conviction can be even more severe because it can affect your ability to obtain or keep certain jobs, especially those that require a commercial driver’s license. Therefore, it is crucial to have an experienced prescription DUI defense attorney on your side to fight for your rights and freedoms. Contact me below!