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Prescription Drug Use in a Michigan DUI

By Law Offices of Freedman & Freedman  Feb. 21, 2012 9:31a

You can be charged with a DUI in Michigan if your driving ability has been impaired through the use of a prescription drug or even an over-the-counter drug. These types of drugs can be dangerous when consumed before driving, due to the adverse effects they can have on one’s motor skills, judgment, and reaction time. Many people take prescription drugs for all kinds of medical conditions and everyday physical problems, such as painkillers, allergy medicines, and weight loss pills. Many over-the-counter drugs for colds, flu, and allergies contain antihistamines, which can cause drowsiness. Painkillers, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills can also cause drowsiness. Diet pills often contain caffeine, ephedrine, or pseudoephedrine, all of which can cause side effects which may alter one’s driving ability.

Every person’s metabolism is different which can result in a variety of reactions to any chemical substance ingested. Combining drugs can also cause adverse reactions which can result in impairment. If you ingest any chemical substance, whether prescribed or not, which alters your ability to responsibly operate a motor vehicle, you may find yourself facing a Michigan DUI / OWI charge following a chemical test.

Act Quickly with the Help of a Michigan DUI Lawyer

When facing any type of OWI charge in the state of Michigan, you should act quickly to get the legal help you need. Even in a case where you feel helpless against the evidence, having a skilled and experienced Michigan OWI / DUI attorney can make a difference in how your case evolves and in its final outcome. At the criminal defense firm of Freedman & Freedman, you will find tenacious, focused, and personalized legal representation from a team of attorneys who have 34 years of combined legal and trial experience. Their mission is to help you navigate the legal system with as little stress as possible with the ultimate goal of obtaining the most favorable case result possible. They have a solid track record of proven results in their field.

Contact a Michigan OWI /DUI lawyer at the firm if you are facing OWI charges in Wayne or Oakland County or the surrounding areas today.

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