Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs Or Illegal Drugs Will Land You a DUI Charge

With the amount of prescription drugs used rising, so are the drug induced DWIs. Since a narcotic is a drug by law, the law also hands out the highest penalties for drug related DUI offenses. Impaired driving involving prescription narcotics happens, despite the fact these prescriptions explicitly state ‘do not drive or operate machinery while taking medication’ – people still do. Therefore, driving while under the influence may be a DUI without having consumed any alcohol.

Users Of Prescription Drug And Illegal Drug Ingestion Often Exhibit

  • Altered pupils
  • Changes in breathing
  • Slurred speech
  • Decreased motor function





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Prescription Drugs Regularly Associated With a Drug DWI

  • Flexeril
  • Lunesta
  • Percocet
  • Valium
  • Vicodin
  • Ambien
  • Phenergan
  • Xanax

Recreational Drugs Often Associated With Impaired Driving Charges

  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Crack

Navigate Alberta’s Judicial System With Our Experienced, Thorough Drug DUI Defense Team

Greg Dunn knows every driving-while-impaired arrest does not necessarily result in a conviction. Most often, there are plea deals or first-time offender programs for those who qualify. Being charged with a drug induced DUI or impaired driving is extremely stressful, and will involve a lengthy legal battle. Greg Dunn’s skilled DWI defense team is well equipped to handle your case by examining the evidence against you for mistakes or technical flaws. They will work relentlessly to demonstrate that the prescribed drug was taken at the prescribed, therapeutic level. Consult with Greg Dunn at 1-403-775-4677 regarding your drug-induced DUI charge.

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