You can face a DWAI – Drugs charge (driving while ability impaired by drugs) for illegal drugs such as marijuana or cocaine but can also be charged for various legally prescribed drug such as OxyContin or Valium that affects your ability to drive safely. Some drugs can affect your driving by weakening your judgment or reaction time. If you’ve been charged with driving while ability impaired (DWAI) due to drugs, you could be facing serious consequences and should contact a New York DWAI lawyer right away.
Which Drugs Make It Dangerous to Drive?
Prescription drugs like Ambien and Rozerem are perfectly legal to possess and use if you have a valid prescription for them, but if you drive after taking a drug that is proven to impair driving, you could find yourself charged with the criminal offense of DWAI/Drug.
Many prescription drugs can also impair driving in combination with even very small amounts of alcohol. If the police believe you’re driving was impaired by a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol, you can be charged with DWAI/Combination.
It is important have an attorney who is familiar with the various drug categories, how they affect your ability to operate a vehicle, and what tests law enforcement may use to determine if you are impaired or not. If you have been charged with a DWAI Drugs in New York State, contact us for a FREE case consultation.
If you have been charged with an DWAI Drugs in New York State, contact us for a FREE case consultation.