DUI for Prescription Drugs in Forsyth County

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

When most people think of the charge of DUI  - driving under the influence - they think of it in terms of driving drunk.  However, more and more in Forysth County, officers are charging people for DUI for driving under the influence of drugs.  This could be illegal drugs such as marijuana or cocaine, but you can also be charged with a DUI drug offense for driving under the influence of your prescription medications or even over the counter medicines. 

Forsyth County police officers look for signs of impaired driving before pulling over a vehicle (at least they are supposed to by law).  They then ask the driver a bunch of questions and attempt to administer some tests.  Much is left to the officers discretion.  If the Forsyth County officer thinks that you seem impaired, but that you do not smell of alcohol and it does not show up on an alcosensor, they may request you take a blood test.  If you refuse, you potentially face a one year drivers license suspension.  When you are put under arrest for DUI and give a blood sample, you will not get the result of that tests for several months on average.  If it comes back with indications that any type of drugs were in your system, whether illegal or prescription, Forysth County prosecuting attorneys can move forward with trying to convict you for DUI. 

If you were arrested for a drug related DUI, call Forsyth DUI attorney Richard Lawson for a consultation.  Much can be done to challenge these 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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