A few months ago, a licensed doctor driving her car through a storefront window. Many people speculated that perhaps she suffered a medical emergency that caused her to lose control of her vehicle. It was later discovered that the doctor was under the influence of prescription drugs.
Prescription and over the counter drug abuse is a serious problem in this country. Every year thousands of people die or cause harm to others in their impaired state. We will tell you that the New Hampshire legislature addressed these concerns by expanding the definition of DUI. In January 2013, New Hampshire's legislature extended the
laws regarding DUI to include people under the influence of prescription drugs, over the counter medications, or any other controlled substance that impairs a person's ability to drive. This means that a person who is pulled over for impaired driving can be arrested and charged with DUI even without the use of alcohol.
Defending these New DUI Cases
The approach to defending DUI cases involving the use of prescription drugs or other controlled substances is not much difference than the approach used to defend persons accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. The burden of proof is the same and these defendants have the same defenses available as any other DUI defendant. An experienced DUI attorney can evaluate your case and discuss with you any potential defenses that you may have available.
We Can Help
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you have a right to defend yourself. Call our office to discuss your case with our DUI lawyers. We have the knowledge and tools needed to provide you with an effective defense. Our goal is always to help our clients receive the best outcome possible. Once you contact our office, we will evaluate your case and discuss any options you may have available. If you choose to retain our services, our DUI lawyers will defend you against your criminal charge.
Contact Us for Assistance
Call the Law Office of Chadwick-Fricano-Weber at (603) 880-6100 to schedule an initial consultation with our DWI lawyers today.