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Beware of Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

Posted by Wayne Housley | Mar 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The majority of DUI cases in North Mississippi involve people who drank alcohol, but there are plenty of cases where motorists are under the influence of drugs. With nearly half of all Americans taking one or more medications, a large fraction of impaired driving charges involve motorists under the influence of prescription drugs.

Some drivers are under the mistaken notion that if they have a prescription that they simply cannot be charged with DUI. A prescription alone will not keep someone from being charged with DUI. If you are charged with DUI, contact my office immediately.The fact is that many prescription drugs taken have clear warnings not to operate vehicle while under the care of the prescription drug.

Where prescribed, it is obvious that the drug will show up in your bloodstream. But the question the prosecutor has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt is whether your driving was impaired. It is critical that you have a knowledgeable defense attorney to assist in presenting an aggressive defense that can lead to dismissal of charges.

The penalties for DUI other are the same as DUI. Penalties include incarceration, high dollar fines, and license suspension. In addition, it has personal and professional implications as well.

This you do not want on your record.  Call 800-409-7841 or 662-844-5635 so that we can start preparing your case immediately. Contact William Wayne Housley and rely on his vast experience and knowledge so that the serious penalties can be avoided. 

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Wayne Housley

William Wayne Housley is committed to providing the best possible result for his clients. He has been a litigator for over twenty years and has tried criminal cases that range from speeding tickets to capital murder and family law cases ranging from temporary custody to divorce cases. Allow his experience to work for you.


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