Did you know it was possible to be arrested for suspicion of drunk driving without having touched a drop of alcohol? You can be arrested and charged with a Houston DWI if you’ve taken a drug that could impair your driving abilities.
Taking any drug that has the potential to impair your driving abilities before getting behind the wheel can be grounds for a DWI arrest in Houston. That means even taking legal drugs, such as prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications, can result in a drugged driving charge in Houston.
If during the arrest for a Houston drug DWI, you’re found to be in possession of illegal drugs and/or prescription drugs that weren’t prescribed to you, you’ll also likely be charged with drug possession, in addition to the DWI charges.
An experienced Houston drug defense lawyer can help you understand the ramifications of your drug and DWI charges and how they’ll affect your future. Schedule a consultation to speak with the experienced legal team at Cannon Law about your Houston drug charges today.
Many people are shocked to learn they can be arrested for a DWI while driving after taking legally purchased medications.
Taking any drug or medication that can impair your physical or mental capabilities could result in a charge of driving while intoxicated. Possible symptoms that could be considered an impairment to driving include: dizziness, blurry vision, drowsiness, nausea, slowed reaction times, fainting, and inability to focus. However, this list is not all-inclusive.
Since medications can affect each individual differently, you should understand that driving while under the influence of any medication which impairs your judgment, makes you less alert, or affects your concentration or motor skills can result in a drugged DWI charge.
You need a drug defense attorney experienced with representing clients accused of drug and alcohol-related crimes when you’re facing a Houston drugged driving charge.
Alli Cannon works exclusively with clients accused of drug and alcohol-related crimes in Houston. Her extensive experience, paired with her individualized approach to working with all her clients means you have a drug defense attorney who works hard to understand your needs and who will present the best possible defense based on your unique situation.
Understanding these issues and explaining them to a jury can be vital to your case. Contact Cannon Law today to start preparing your best legal defense in your case
Getting a DWI was out of character for me - I made a terrible decision the night I decided to drive. Alli discussed my case with me at length, and reassured me that everything was going to be okay. She is knowledgeable of the law, and a fierce fighter in court. You most definitely want this Cannon in your corner.
- Lance K.