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Driving on Ambien – Michigan Lawyer

If you have been accused of driving while under the influence of Ambien, call Boria Law – Criminal Defense Attorney (734) 453-7806.

Ambien is an incredibly dangerous drug. The public is slowly becoming more knowledgeable of Ambien and similar drug’s side effects, but not as quickly as this defense lawyer would like.

Sleep driving is one of the very dangerous side effects of Ambien. People take their medication as directed, and without having any idea what they are doing, they get into their cars and drive around.

Some of these people are unfortunate enough to wake up in a jail cell, not knowing how they arrived there, only to find out that they have been charged with driving on drugs.

If you or a loved one have been charged with driving on drugs after taking sleeping medication contact Michigan criminal lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.

Driving on Drugs in Michigan

Driving on Drugs, legally referred to as Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, falls under the category of DUI (driving under the influence) related offenses. 

One of the most unfortunate things about these offenses, is that if convicted, a conviction for driving under the influence of a controlled substance does not state on your record that you took your own prescrobed medication as directed. Instead, a conviction for driving on your own prescribed medication will show up as if you had intentionally abused a drug.  

It seems unfair that you could take a medication that your doctor prescribed to you, and without any criminal intent, be accused of a crime as if you had purposely abused pain killers and drove or even drank alcohol and drove.

Nonetheless, this unseen side effect of unintentionally driving while you are asleep allows the government, through the prosecutor’s office, to charge you with a crime of driving under the influence of a controlled substance. 

The consequences are the same as a drinking and driving offense and include the loss of your driver license, probation, fines, points on your license, drug and alcohol education, drug and alcohol testing, and even jail for up to 93 days on a first offense.

There are defenses available and we can fight your case. Even when there is very little defense available we can often negotiate a reduced offense in order to save you from many of the DUI penalties. 

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Michigan Driving on Drugs Lawyer

Aaron J. Boria is not a general practice lawyer or some lawyer that dabbles in criminal law; Aaron J. Boria is a criminal defense lawyer. In order to be one of the best, Boria attends advanced criminal defense and DUI training seminars to keep up on the law and know how to win.

Criminal defense is what we do. Call today for a free consultation and we will fight for you (734) 453-7806