Prescription Medication DUI Lawyers

Every year, increasing numbers of people throughout the Bay Area find themselves charged with driving under the influence (DUI) based on their alleged use of prescription drugs. If you have been charged with this serious offense, you could be facing harsh consequences.

San Mateo Prescription Drug DUI Lawyers

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson, our San Mateo prescription medication DUI attorneys have more than 40 years of experience defending clients against DUI charges. Our experienced trial lawyers have helped thousands of clients fight these serious accusations. Call  650-573-8000 or contact us online.

California DUI Laws & Prescription Drugs

Certain prescription drugs — including diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), paroxetine (Paxil) and alprazolam (Xanax) — can impair your ability to drive. Like alcohol, these drugs are legal to possess (with a prescription), but driving after taking them is a different matter.

If the police have evidence that you were driving with a dangerous amount of prescription drugs in your system, you can be charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

Many people drive perfectly safely after taking moderate amounts of prescription drugs. However, many people find that the effects of certain drugs are more intense when they first start taking them, and many of these people end up getting pulled over for driving erratically.

Fighting Charges of Combined Drug and Alcohol Use

The effects of many prescription drugs are strongly intensified when combined with alcohol, even when very small quantities of both are involved. Driving under the combined influence of drugs and alcohol is also considered a DUI offense under California law.

Contact a DUI Lawyer Today!

Whether you have been charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs alone or drugs and alcohol, our attorneys will carefully investigate your case and fight for your rights.

Our DUI attorneys proudly represent clients throughout the entire Bay Area including these cities on the Peninsula:

  • San Mateo
  • Redwood City
  • Foster City
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Burlingame

To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-573-8000 or e-mail us.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
Fax: 650-345-9875
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