Prescription Medicine and DUI

Prescription Medicine and DUI

It is a common misunderstanding amongst our society that if you  have a valid prescription for medication than you can not get in trouble for taking it.  When it comes to Driving Under the Influence there is nothing further from the truth!  DUI caused from “prescription medicine” is on the rise.  If you are prescribed medication following surgery or take over the counter medicine whose side effects include drowsiness or warns that you “should use caution when operating heavy machinery” you should head that warning!  Any substance, even prescription medication, can render you incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  And if an officer observes you driving, exhibiting signs of being under the influence, he will not hesitate to arrest you and charge you with Driving Under the Influence.  Even though the medication is prescribed this is not a defense.

If you or someone you love find yourself charged with DUI due to prescription medicine contact the Law Office of John E. Kusturiss, Jr., P.L.L.C. today for a free consultation.  Attorney’s Kusturiss and Poole have been handling DUI’s for more than thirty years and are ready and able to defend you!

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