Did you know that driving while on prescription drugs can result in a DUI? If you said no, you are not alone. Many people do not realize that driving while under the influence of prescription drugs can mean drunk driving charges referred to as a DUI metabolite. Every week many people call our office with questions about drugs and driving and many people believe it is ok as long as they have a prescription. This is not always the case. In fact, having any measurable amount of a controlled substance in your blood while operating a vehicle can get you landed in jail and faced with tough penalties. Prescription drugs can severely impair your ability to properly handle a car and you should avoid driving all together, especially if you are on pain killer type medicine. Pain killers are those medications that are typically in the opiate or related classes and akin to the serious side effects of some illegal drugs as well as alcohol. If you are taking prescription medication, you should consult your doctor as to the side effects and take caution before operating any type of vehicle or machinery.
Provo DUI Defense Attorney
You should speak with a a Provo DUI defense attorney in our firm as soon as possible if you have been charged with a DUI metabolite or another drug charge. We offer free consultations so you can meet with a lawyer in our office for at not cost. We are available all the time. After house your call will be forwarded to one of our on call attorneys who can assist you right away. You do not have to go through this without a lawyer. We offer payment plans for many cases so you do not have to worry about coming up with the entire attorney’s fee upfront. Call us today at 801.900.3371.