Drugged Driving in Oklahoma
Many associate DUIs with driving under the influence of alcohol, but this charge can also refer to drugged driving. Even if you are taking medicine prescribed by your doctor, if you get behind the wheel under the influence of a drug that could impair your ability to operate a vehicle, you could be charged with drugged driving.
Drugged Driving Tests
If you are pulled over by an officer who believes that you may be under the influence of prescription medication, he or she may call in a Drug Recognition Expert, or DRE.. The DRE will evaluate your appearance and behavior, checking for signs of impairment. You may also be asked to take a blood or urine test to measure whether or not you have any drugs in your system.
Most Common Drugged Driving Offenders
The most common prescription medication offenders that you should be aware of include:
- Painkillers (such as Oxycodone)
- Anti-Anxiety Medication (such as Xanax)
- Sleep Medication (such as Ambien)
- Illegal drugs
Possible Consequences of a Drugged Driving Conviction
Drugged driving is just as serious as driving under the influence of alcohol, and the consequences of a conviction are the same. You could face heavy fines, lengthy jail time, or both. The severity of the punishment will depend upon the specifics of your case, and on whether or not you are a first offender or a serial offender.
How We Can Help
Edge Law Firm is one of the top DUI firms in the country, and the state of Oklahoma. Bruce Edge is one of only two attorneys in the state who has received his certification in DUI defense. Our team is highly trained to successfully defend those accused of DUI and drug related charges. Let us fight for you. Schedule a free review of your case.