BIRMINGHAM PRESCRIPTION DRUG DUI ATTORNEY
Did you know you could face just as severe penalties for driving under the influence of prescription drugs as driving under the influence of alcohol? Under the Alabama DUI statute, §32-5A-191, a driver can expect equal liability for drugged driving. According to the law:
“A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any vehicle while: under the influence of a controlled substance to a degree which renders him incapable of safely driving; under the combined influence of alcohol and a controlled substance to a degree which renders him incapable of safely driving; or under the influence of any substance which impairs the mental or physical faculties of such person to a degree which renders him incapable of safely driving.”
What If I Had a Valid Prescription?
Prescription drug DUIs are becoming more common as prescription drugs are the most commonly abused drugs in the United States, behind only marijuana. Alabama takes prescription drug abuse seriously, so if you have been charged with this offense, you need to take action immediately and retain the services of an experienced DUI attorney. If convicted of this crime, you could face jail time, fines, a mark on your criminal record, the loss of your driving privileges, and more.