11.12.2013

The Danger of Driving under the Influence of Drugs

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

While drinking and driving is such a serious and well-publicized problem, people often neglect to consider the danger of driving while under the influence of drugs. One of the reasons is that there are many drugs that are perfectly legal, including over-the-counter drugs and drugs that your doctor has prescribed. Along with illicit substances, legal drugs can cause you to experience a wide range of dangerous symptoms that impairs your ability to drive safely. Whether it’s falling asleep behind the wheel, or having a seizure, any drugs with side effects or symptoms that could cause you to drive poorly are problematic and could result in a DUI.

Like in most states, Nevada officers still have a difficult time distinguishing between a valid physical or mental problem, and the effect of drugs. There’s a great deal of room for human error in these cases. Even though it’s unfortunate for you to be arrested for a DUI on drug-related charges, you still have the benefit of a greater margin of error and wiggle room for a good defense. That’s where the competent Las Vegas DUI attorney comes into the picture. As soon as you are able to, you should contact a lawyer who can give you advice and build a defense for you. In many cases, there are medical defenses for a drug DUI that work well, but you need the input of a Las Vegas DUI attorney quickly, to stand the best chance of fighting off the charge.

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