This question has been asked by thousands of people using prescription medicines for pain and discomfort or from those who use the same prescribed medicines to get high. Orlando is known as the pill capital of the United States, and it is because illegal prescriptions are more and more popular. There are also more dishonest doctors that set up shop here that most other regions of the country. The population uses pills carelessly - not completely considering the health and physical dangers of taking these drugs that are often times very potent. Someone on prescription meds could easily receive a DUI in this manner.

Prescription drug use are on the rise for several reasons:

  • They are convenient
  • Easy to obtain
  • Easy to conceal
  • Relatively inexpensive

Those driving under the influence of prescription drugs make the roads more dangerous. If a person is truly experiencing pain, they will obtain pain relief medicine either over-the-counter or from the doctor, and use it responsibly. The directions always state the side effects and if the prescription causes drowsiness, and if the patient should be driving while taking this medication, which is most likely not suggested.

This is a tremendous difference from the mindset of someone wanting to abuse a prescription drug. Oxycodone Opiates, and other pain medications are legal drugs - in the hospital and under other certain circumstances. If you are pulled over and law enforcement finds you to be impaired, you would be arrested. A DUI charge is the same whether arrested under alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription drugs.  Possession of a prescription without proper approval can further augment the severity of your case.

How Can they Tell if You Have Been Using Prescription Drugs

A Field Sobriety test can be given on location to determine impairment or a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert), could be called to the scene for a blood test.

Orlando Prescription Drug DUI Lawyers

If you have been arrested for DUI will under the influence of prescription drugs contact our DUI lawyers today for a free case review. Call 407-228-3838.

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