All of us are aware that driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher is considered driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas. A much more controversial issue is whether a person can be charged with a DUI or DWI for being under the influence of a prescription drug. The fact is that even if you are prescribed to certain medications, you may still be cited for a DUI or DWI for being under the influence of a prescription drug.
In Texas, Driving While Intoxicated is determined in one of three ways: (1) having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, (2) not having your normal mental faculties, or (3) not having your normal physical faculties due to alcohol or drugs in your system. There is not a .08 standard for prescription drugs, which means that the police officer’s perception of your behavior is largely what a judge or jury will use to decide your case. This is precisely why it is so important to discuss these issues with a licensed attorney.
If you need representation for a DWI or DUI in Collin County, it’s time to call Edmondson Law. W. Tyler Edmondson knows the system and the people who run it. He can bail you out of jail cheaper and faster than a bail bondsman and can represent you in your criminal case. If you want an excellent trial attorney who focuses on being affordable, W. Tyler Edmondson is the criminal defense lawyer in Wylie for you. Call (972) 442-8326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
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