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Defending Against Prescription Drug-Related DUI Charges

When most people think of DUI charges, they assume that it is only a criminal act to drive while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. However, it is possible to be charged with a DUI while on prescription drugs. This is true even if the drugs were prescribed to you and you were taking them in accordance with your doctor’s orders. It is important to get skilled legal counsel on your side as soon as possible if you have been charged with driving while under the influence of prescription drugs.

At Dusek Law in East Grand Forks, our criminal defense attorney can help advise you of your legal options when you have been charged with a DUI. We know how to challenge sobriety tests and we know how to challenge the actions of the arresting officer. You can rely on us to protect your rights every step of the way.

Common Prescription Drugs Involved In DUI Cases

There are a number of powerful prescription drugs on the market that can affect a person’s driving ability, including:

  • Oxycontin
  • Oxycodone
  • Methadone
  • Xanax
  • Codeine
  • Vicodin
  • Percocet

A person who is charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs will face the same penalties as a person who is charged with a typical DUI, which is why it is important to seek help from a defense lawyer as soon as you can.

But I Have A Prescription! How Can This Be Illegal?

It is important to remember that DUI laws do not target the substance involved. The law is meant to target the alleged impairment of the driver. Whether or not you have a prescription for the drug is of no consequence when it comes to a DUI charge, just as whether or not you are of the legal age to consume alcohol makes no difference if you over the legal limit to drive.

We Provide A Wide Range Of Criminal Defense Services

If you have been accused while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and do not have a prescription for the drugs in question, you may also find yourself facing additional drug charges. We are a full-service criminal defense law firm and we can help defend you against any additional charges arising from the initial traffic stop.

Contact Us If You Have Been Charged With A DUI

If you have been charged with a DUI involving prescription drugs, contact us online or call 877-387-3524. We provide free consultations and we make ourselves available for you when you need us. With offices in East Grand Forks, we represent individuals in both North Dakota and Minnesota.

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