Could I Be Arrested for DWI if I Took Prescription Drugs?

Many people are under the mistaken belief that the only way they can be arrested for DWI in Texas is if they are caught and register over the limit for alcohol. That is not true. If you are believed to be under the influence of narcotics you can be arrested and charged with DWI. Even if you took a legally prescribed medication, and it law enforcement believes that the medication affected your ability to safely operate a vehicle, you can be charged with DWI. Taking legally prescribed drugs, at the correct dosage as ordered by your physician, may still result in a DWI charge.

Houston area prosecutors will not hesitate to file charges against any individual they have reason to believe was driving while impaired by prescription drugs, whether legally prescribed or illegally obtained. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DWI caused by prescription drugs, you need to contact Jim Medley & Associates, P.C. immediately. Before you speak with anyone about your arrest and before you plead guilty, contact the firm and retain legal counsel from an experienced DWI lawyer. The lawyers at the firm have spent the last 20 years defending the rights of those accused of DWI and other criminal offenses.

They know the laws related to DWI and prescription drugs, they know the procedures which must be followed by law enforcement before they can legally place you under arrest for DWI and they know how to find and challenge any discrepancies in the prosecution’s case against you. An aggressive Houston DWI lawyer advocating and fighting on your behalf could greatly improve your chances of having the charges against you dismissed. For more information, contact the firm today.

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Jim Medley

For more than 20 years, attorney Jim Medley has perfected his craft in the field of criminal justice. He garnered extensive knowledge during his 12 years as a police officer in Texas, and applied that knowledge during his time as a professor of criminal law and criminal justice. Mr. Medley brings a unique skill set to the table, and as a result, he would be an invaluable asset in the courtroom should you need DWI or criminal defense in Houston.

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