Prescription Drug DUI
Most people associate DUI, or driving under the influence, with alcohol. However, this criminal offense is not limited to driving under the influence of alcohol. A driver may also face criminal charges for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. This includes not only illegal drugs but prescription medication, as well. It may even include over-the-counter medicine, as long as this substance has impaired the driver's ability.
Consult a Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney
Have you been arrested for DUI because you allegedly operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of a prescription drug? Act immediately and protect your interests by contacting a DUI lawyer who has the experience and resources to properly handle your case. At Gold & Witham, we have a combined total of more than four decades of legal experience to apply to your case. We understand exactly how prescription drug DUI cases work and can therefore identify mistakes or rights violations by prosecutors and law enforcement in their eagerness to put you behind bars.
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs
Prescription drug DUI cases typically involve the government relying heavily upon the testimony of the arresting officer to secure a conviction or pressure a defendant into accepting a plea bargain. Breath tests are not administered in these cases, but a blood test may be done to determine whether prescription drugs are present in the driver's system. Field sobriety tests may also play a key role, as these would be used by the prosecuting attorney in an attempt to prove that the driver's normal physical / mental abilities were impaired by prescription medication.
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At our firm, we understand how to recognize inherent faults in field sobriety testing and blood tests. We know how to cross-examine the arresting officer in order to challenge his or her testimony about a driver's behavior. Let us use our experience to help you avoid a conviction.
Please do not hesitate to contact our firm today to get started with your defense!