Can I Get a DWI for Driving While Taking a Prescription Drug?

DWI & Prescription Drugs

If you’ve ever seen a commercial for a prescription medication, you’ve likely chuckled to yourself at the long list of potential (and, let’s face it, scary) side effects rattled off by the narrator.

Taking prescription drugs and strong over-the-counter treatments generally comes at a price, but many people fail to consider that their medication may inhibit their ability to responsibility operate a motor vehicle. (This may be the case regardless of whether there are driving-specific warnings attached to the drug.) As a result, many medicated Texas drivers have been surprised to receive charges of DWI, despite there being no alcohol involved and regardless of whether they are taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs as prescribed.

In Texas, police have the right to pull you over, arrest you, and charge you with DWI if they believe prescription or over-the-counter drugs are impairing your ability to drive safely. This can lead to unfair charges and cause you to suffer the consequences of misdemeanor or felony DWI. However, having a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side can help you ensure a more positive outcome and make sure you are treated fairly during your brush with the Texas criminal justice system.

Hit with a DWI? We Can Help. Call (214) 301-5007 to Speak to a Dallas DWI Attorney.

At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we know what it takes to help get you out of a tight spot, especially when it comes to DWI charges. We are equipped to advocate for you and plead your cause in court. Even if charge dismissal is not feasible in your case and you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, we may be able to help you obtain a reduced sentence and avoid other painful consequences. Connect with one of our Dallas DWI attorneys as soon as possible in order to improve your chances of a positive outcome.

Get started today by calling (214) 301-5007 and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.


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