Medication DUI Lawyers in Lincoln and Omaha
While most DUI arrests in Nebraska involve alcohol, you can also be charged
with driving under the influence if the police believe that you are impaired
by drugs, whether legal, over-the-counter and prescription medications,
or illegal substances such as marijuana. The potential consequences of
a conviction can be very serious: driver’s license suspension, possible
jail time, heavy fines, participation in drug or alcohol programs, and
added insurance costs.
Established in 1965, the Berry Law Firm has developed and maintained a
reputation for excellence in protecting the rights of people who have
been arrested for driving under the influence. From our offices in Omaha
and Lincoln, our lawyers handle prescription drug cases throughout Nebraska.
Why Was I Charged With DUI?
Many people do not understand how they can be charged with DUI when they
were using nothing more than a prescription medication. While it is legal
to drive after taking prescription drugs, some medications can affect
a person’s ability to drive. They can also affect a person’s
ability to perform standard field sobriety tests. If the police officer
believes that a driver is impaired, that person may be charged with
driving under the influence.
Charges for prescription drug DUI should be taken just as seriously as
any other DUI charges. Our skilled attorneys have earned a statewide reputation
challenging DUI evidence both at DMV revocation hearings and in DUI criminal proceedings.
Nebraska lawmakers recently postponed action on legislative bill 659, which
would have made it a crime to drive with any concentration of Schedule
III prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin or Tylenol 3 without
a prescription. However, you can still be charged with DUI if police allege
your driving was impaired.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Law Firm
For more information,
contact the DUI defense lawyers at the Berry Law Firm at (402) 817-6550 in Lincoln
and at 402-763-8877 in Omaha.