Minneapolis Prescription Drugs DUI Lawyer
Just as a person can be charged with DUI/DWI for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, a person can be arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a prescription drug, even if the prescription is valid. This is because of the idea that prescription drugs can impair motor skills. If you or someone you know has been accused of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of prescription drugs, it’s important to have a defense lawyer in your corner every step of the way.
Fighting Prescription DUI Charges
Imagine that you are injured and on medication to help control the pain. You take a pain pill before heading to work and are stopped for speeding, and the officer notices that you may be impaired in some way. Under these circumstances, an officer will most likely asked you to submit to a blood or urine test to determine the presence of drugs. If the blood or urine test comes back positive for prescription drugs, you could be charged with DUI/DWI.
Fighting DUI Penalties
The penalties for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a prescription drug are the same as operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. The penalties include jail time, long probation, large fines, vehicle forfeiture, and license revocation.
License revocation periods for driving under the influence of prescription drugs are identical to driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances as well. A first offense results in a 90-day license revocation, a second offense results in a one-year revocation, and a third or subsequent offense results in a 3, 4, or 6-year cancellation, depending on the exact number of prior offenses.
Regardless of the charge, Carson Heefner is a criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and future.
Contact Attorney Carson J. Heefner Today
If you or a loved one has been charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs, it’s imperative to seek the representation of an experienced criminal attorney. To learn about how Carson can help, call 612-202-8971 to request a free consultation.