Atlanta, Georgia Driving under the Influence of Drugs
If you are taking the prescribed dosage of medication and there are no warnings indicating you should not operate a vehicle while taking it, you should be able to contest your charges easily. Unfortunately, when some medications are mixed, they may intensify the side effects. For example, if you are using your prescribed medication and then take an antihistamine, your ability to drive may become impaired. An experienced Atlanta DUI lawyer can work with a pharmacist or toxicologist who can explain how the effects of these drugs multiply when taken together.
If you are convicted of an Atlanta, Georgia driving under the influence of drugs offense, you could be sentenced to at least 24 hours in jail, 12 months of probation, large fines, community service, and a suspended driver’s license. If you were involved in an accident that resulted in serious injuries and/or death, you could even be charged with a felony and sentenced to prison time.
In addition to criminal penalties, your insurance rates may increase substantially once your insurer learns about your driving under the influence of drugs conviction. If you have other traffic tickets on your driving record, your insurance coverage could be dropped completely. You will also develop a criminal record that can affect your employment opportunities.
Don’t let the use of prescription medications have an impact on your life. Attorney Lee Webb has handled countless driving under the influence of drugs charges—many with successful results! Backed by a team of toxicologists and forensic experts, he can build a solid defense to help your case.
To learn more about the possible defenses for your case, please schedule a free consultation with Mr. Webb today!