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Drugs and DWI

Many people do not realize that the definition of intoxication generally extends beyond alcohol when it comes to intoxicated driving. In fact, a driver may also be arrested for DWI if they are found to be driving under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs. These substances can significantly alter a person’s state of mind, making safe driving a difficult task. As a result, police may pull over any intoxicated drivers, not just those who are drunk.

Fortunately, drugged driving charges can be defended much like drunk driving accusations. If you are facing DWI allegations, you can fight back. Contact Raleigh DWI attorneys at the Law Office of Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 today to learn more about how we can help you during this difficult time.

DWI Charges for Drugged Driving

The dangers of illegal drugs on the road pose serious legal problems for those arrested. Often, they may be charged with both DWI and some sort of drug possession or sales crime. It is important that the defendant handles both of these charges very carefully. However, some drivers can even be arrested for using legal prescription drugs.

In part, this is due to the occasional effects these drugs have on a driver, which include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Inability to control muscles
  • Lack of concentration
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Medical conditions from side-effects

A person using these substances while driving can be charged with DWI and face severe criminal, financial, and professional penalties as a result.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with DWI, you may be up against stringent criminal penalties. To discuss your defense rights with an experienced attorney, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

The Law Office of Jim Black

5 West Hargett Street #310
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 600-4609
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