Gwinnett County DUI Charges for Prescription Medicines

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 07, 2011 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has driven recently in Gwinnett County after 10 pm has likely seen numerous police officers attempting to pull over drivers for anything and everything. On any given night, officers can be seen administering field sobriety tests along the side of the road. A  DUI is more than just a traffic ticket. It can affect your job, particularly if you have to drive for work or have a company vehicle or truck. They also can be devastating for pilots, teachers, and students. What is frightening about a DUI, is that it is not always about drunk driving. If a police officer pulls you over, you can be charged with DUI for being under the influence of prescription or over the counter medications. It will not show up on a breath test, but if the office believes that your driving is impaired and perhaps your face is red or your eyes are glassy, they can order a blood test. You can be charged with driving under the  influence of drugs to the extent that it is less safe for you to be operating a motor vehicle. Oftentimes this is ridiculous. The only thing you may have in your system is prescription allergy medication or cough medicine, but you find yourself facing a DUI charge.

These cases can be fought and won. Aggressive DUI lawyers can challenge these charges and have been very successful at getting not guilty verdicts at trial on DUI-drug offenses. The prosecution has to prove that you were less safe to drive because of such intoxication. This is hard for them to do. Call  DUI attorney Richard Lawson for a free consultation as he has had great success in winning these DUI cases.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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