Decatur DUI Charges for Prescription Medicines

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

Decatur law enforcement officers write thousand of DUI citations each year.  While many of those are DUI charges for driving under the influence of alcohol, a good portion are DUI offenses for driving under the influences of drugs. Instead of a breathalyzer, if a Decatur police officer suspects you of DUI for being under the influence of some type of drug, they request that you take a blood test.  To refuse such a test is a violation of Implied Consent and could result in a one year Department of Driver Services license suspension. 

You can be charged with DUI drugs for having drugs like cocaine, marijuana, or meth in your system.  You can also be charged if the Decatur office deems that you have been driving under the influence of prescription or over the counter medicines.  Cough syrup or anti-depressants could lead to DUI charges if the officer thinks they have impeded your ability to drive safely. 

DUI drug cases are often challenged and won.  If you are charged with such a DUI, contact Decatur DUI attorney Richard Lawson today for a free 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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