What is a Connecticut Drug DUI?

Do you have a prescription for medication with a warning about driving or operating equipment on the bottle?  Have you ever taken the medication and ignored the warning?  Be careful.  A valid prescription for medication is not enough to protect you from a Connecticut DWI / DUI.

Many medications cause drowsiness and impaired judgment.  These medications typically have a warning asking you to avoid driving when taking them.  These medications can create symptoms remarkably similar to those of alcohol intoxication.  Police officers observing you while driving may mistake you for someone under the influence of alcohol.

What you may not realize is that driving under the influence of even prescription medication can result in a Connecticut DWI / DUI.  Connecticut prosecutors are charging people who have taken certain prescription medications with the crime of operating under the influence of drugs.  This type of DUI carries the same penalties as a regular DUI and a valid prescription is not a defense.

If you are arrested for a DUI in Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich or Bridgeport, then contact the Law Office of Mark Sherman immediately.  Before you submit to any sobriety testing requested by the police, ask for your attorney right away.  Do not volunteer information about your medication before speaking with us.  Simply let the police know you wish to contact your attorney prior to making any statements.

The Law Offices of Mark Sherman is here to help you.  We will work within the circumstances of your situation to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.  Contact us to protect your rights and fight for your defense.