Regardless of how your driving impairment came to be, Tennessee regards
it a crime to drive while under the influence. While this is a very clear-cut
matter when it comes to alcohol and
illegal drugs, the laws become slightly vaguer when it comes to legal prescription drugs.
Do Certain Prescription Drugs Make It Illegal for Me to Drive?
Prescription drugs often have a warning label attached if the drug would
cause considerable impairment while operating “heavy machinery”
or a car. If you took your regular prescription and it was labeled as
such, you might have a more difficult time fighting your
Prescription drugs that commonly lead to a DUI may include the following:
The fact that the drug was prescribed to you by a doctor will not hold
up as a defense in your case. Unfortunately, unlike alcohol, there isn’t
a minimum threshold of use that would necessarily convict you of DUI.
This means that even if you are found with a trace amount of prescription
drugs in your system, you could be subject to penalties. The penalties
for prescription drugs leading to a DUI are the same as alcohol-related
Fight Your Charges with a Murfreesboro DUI Attorney!
If you have been charged with DUI while on prescription drugs, you should
contact a skilled
defense attorney as soon as possible. Don’t incriminate yourself by saying anything
about the medications you may be on or how much you might be taking. Speaking
with an experienced legal team can help you evaluate your legal options
and start your case off right. We are backed by years of experience and
have handled thousands of cases on behalf of clients facing a variety
To learn more about your case,
contact Joshua T. Crain, Attorneys at Law today!