Shielding You From A Denver Prescription Drug DUI

Cases involving driving under the influence of prescription drugs are more common than you might think. Our criminal defense lawyers at Hernandez & Associates, P.C., understand because they have worked with hundreds of clients facing charges of driving under the influence of drugs (DUID).

When you’re facing DUID charges, you need a defense team that stands by you, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way. We bring a wealth of knowledge to the table and have a history of successful outcomes in Colorado criminal defense trials. We are prepared to guide you through this challenging time.

Can You Get A DUI On Prescription Drugs In Colorado?

In Colorado, driving under the influence is not limited to alcohol or illegal drugs, such as heroin or cocaine. Prescription medications can also impair your ability to drive safely and may lead to a DUI charge. Examples of the most common medications involved in DUI cases include:

  • Xanax
  • Adderall
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Valium
  • Ambien
  • Zoloft
  • Vicodin

While legal with a prescription, these can affect your motor skills, reaction time and judgment. We understand the nuances of these cases and are prepared to challenge the charges against you with a solid defense. Our criminal defense lawyers can work with the district attorney’s office to demonstrate that you were using the prescription medication as prescribed, that you took it accidentally or that the drug test was not accurate.

The Penalties For DUID In Colorado

The penalties for a DUID in Colorado tend to be severe. A first offense will likely have a lighter sentence than a repeat offense. Consequences may include:

  • Fines
  • Jail time
  • Community service
  • The loss of your driving privileges
  • Mandatory drug treatment
  • Community service
  • Probation

Additionally, a DUID conviction can have a profound effect on your immigration status. As DUI defense attorneys, we are here to help minimize these penalties and protect your future.

Protect Your Rights From Prescription Drug Charges

Hernandez & Associates, P.C., defends your rights and provides the support you need. Contact us by phone at 303-536-5134 or send us an email for a complimentary consultation.

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