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Driving on Drugs in Michigan

Driving on Drugs in Michigan is treated just like any DUI offense. If you have been charged with driving on drugs, call drug driving lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today for a free consultation (734) 453-7806.

If the drug is a scheduled one controlled substance the prosecution only has to prove that the drug was in your system while driving, otherwise the prosecution also has to show that your ability to drive was substantially affected.

Driving on Drugs in Michigan

Can I be arrested for driving with my prescription drugs? Yes, even if you are prescribed a controlled substance like Xanax, Vicodin, or Adderall, you can be charged with driving on drugs. In this situation, and like the offense of drinking and driving, the prosecution must be able to prove that your ability to drive was impaired due to consumption of the drug.

Just because you are prescribed a drug it does not mean you can drive on it in the eyes of the law. You will be treated as if you illegally consumed the drug. This is very hard for many people to accept who trusted their doctor that prescribed the drug and the pharmacist that filled the drug and received little or no warning about the consequences of operating a vehicle after consuming the medication.

Unfortunately, countless people are arrested, taken to jail, and prosecuted for taking a medication designed to make them better. 

A conviction for driving on drugs will show up as a DUI involving drugs on your record. A first and second offense are misdemeanors whereas a third is a felony. A first offense is punishable by up to 93 days in jail, 2 years probation, the loss of your driver license, points, and fines.

For more information about driving on drugs in Michigan click here.

Michigan DUI Lawyer

Aaron J. Boria is a Michigan DUI lawyer that fights for his clients and gets the results that they need most. If the police did not legally stop you, or did not legally arrest you then your case could be dismissed even if you think you are guilty.

Even in cases where the police did not make any mistakes and you are truly guilty we can fight to keep you out of jail, minimize probation, and save your driver license.

It is also important to know how to challenge drug-testing protocols, and how to cross examine a so-called state scientist.

Call (734) 453-7806 for a free consultation today.