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Prescription Drug Impairment on the Road

Drivers can be arrested for a DWI charge if they’re found to be impaired while driving due to the effects of legal drugs. Prescription medications and over-the-counter treatments may weaken a driver’s ability to focus on the road or safely control their vehicle. Because of this danger, a person can be charged with the same penalties alcohol or illegal drug-related DWI crimes carry.

If you’ve been charged with DWI due to drug impairment of any kind, we may be able to help you fight these charges and work to avoid any associated penalties. For a free consultation about your legal options as a defendant, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.

Types of Dangerous Legal Drugs

There are certain types of legal drugs that may be more likely to cause serious problems on the road when compared to others. However, depending on the dosage and the patient’s health history, any drug can potentially have a significant impact on a person’s ability to drive.

Some of the more dangerous prescription or over-the-counter drugs may include the following types of medication:

  • Narcotic analgesics
  • Stimulants
  • Anti-depressants
  • Sedatives

It can be difficult for a person to realize when they’re unfit to drive due to legal drug intoxication, making these criminal charges all the more troublesome for a defendant.

Contact Us

If you’re facing DWI charges as a result of using a prescription or over-the-counter drug, there may be defense options available to help you fight conviction. For more information about criminal defense trials and your full range of options, contact Raleigh DWI attorney Jim Black today by calling 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."

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