Accused Of Impaired Driving After Taking Pain Medication?
Drivers can be placed under arrest and charged with a crime for operating a vehicle while under the influence of Hydrocodone, Norco, Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet or any other type of prescription painkiller. If a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle is impaired as a result of any drug, DUI charges can result. This means that drivers face criminal charges for driving under the influence of legally prescribed drugs.
You Should Know
There are no Breathalyzers or other devices that can be used to test whether someone is impaired by pain medication. Instead, the driver’s blood will be tested to determine if there are any drugs in his system. But, the presence of pain medication in the driver’s blood is not enough evidence to convict him of DUID. In addition to showing that the drug is present in his system, the prosecution must also prove that the drug impaired his ability to drive so much that he was incapable of driving the vehicle with the care and caution of a drug-free person.
Defending Yourself Against Criminal Allegations
If you are facing criminal charges for driving under the influence of pain medications, it is important to seek legal representation from our attorneys as soon as possible. At The Law Offices of Todd Landgren, our law firm has over 40 years of experience representing clients who have been accused of DUI in Orange County.
We will rely on expert witnesses and our legal knowledge to point out the flaws and inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case and fight for your freedom. Get in touch with us as soon as possible after you are arrested so we can most effectively defend your matter. Reach our firm at 949-535-1303 or fill out the form on our website today.