Murfreesboro Drugged Driving Lawyers Help Those Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

Demonstrated expertise and skill in protecting your rights with drugged driving

A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) is not limited to driving under the influence of alcohol. In Tennessee, a DUI charge can also be based on driving under the influence of prescription drug medications or driving under the influence of a combination of prescription medications and alcohol. If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs, your best chance against the punishments you face is with the skilled DUI attorneys at Murfreesboro’s Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law at your side.

Driving under the influence (DUI) of prescription drugs: know your rights

Studies show that approximately 10 million Americans reportedly drive while under the influence of prescription medication. These individuals may be unaware of the effect of prescription drugs on their ability to effectively drive a motor vehicle. It is likely they are also unaware that driving while under the influence of prescription drugs can land them in jail.

You have the right to refuse a field sobriety test in the state of Tennessee. There is no legal penalty for doing so but — because law enforcement is not required to inform you of that right — many people who are pulled over assume they have to take a field sobriety test and, therefore, they do. So, know your rights.

Driving after taking prescription drugs in Tennessee

Many prescription drugs have side effects that include dizziness or drowsiness. Some common prescription drugs that can impair driving ability include:

  • Xanax
  • Adderall
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Vicodin
  • Prozac
  • Valium

In some situations, pre-existing medical conditions, or poor driving conditions due to weather or the road can cause drivers to drive in such a way that it prompts a police officer to pull the driver to the side of the road, suspecting driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many drivers feel scared or uneasy when being questioned by law enforcement and this can lead to displaying nervousness or agitation. Exhibiting this behavior can further any suspicion that you are driving under the influence.

When it comes to driving under prescription drugs in Tennessee, don’t leave your future to chance

When a prescription drug DUI charge threatens your freedom and your future, don’t leave the outcome to chance. Trust the Murfreesboro DUI defense lawyers at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law. Our skilled team answers your questions and address your concerns. We thoroughly investigate for signs of inconsistencies in arrest procedures, negotiate with prosecutors, and litigate your case in court. Call our office today at 615-890-1982 or online and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.