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DWI and Prescription Medications

DWI is a serious offense and although most people assume a DWI is solely an alcohol-related charge, the term Driving While Intoxicated, can also refer to an individual who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of prescription medications or other controlled substances. Driving while under the influence of prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics. That is why individuals who are arrested for DWI because of prescription drugs, can expect to be charged with a Class B misdemeanor for a first time DWI, and either a Class A misdemeanor or felony charges for multiple DWI.

Many prescription drugs come with warning labels telling you not to drive while you are under the influence of the drug as it may inhibit your senses and slow your reaction time. Drugs such as Ambien, Soma, Hydrocone, Xanax and others are all drugs prescribed to either help with sleeping disorders, anxiety or panic disorders, or to alleviate pain. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DWI due to prescription medication you are taking, you need to consult with a Houston DWI attorney from my firm at once. I will immediately review the charges against you, analyze the field sobriety tests or breath & blood tests and how they were administered, consult with your physician and other experts in the field, and advise you on how best to proceed.

I understand how frightening getting pulled over and arrested for a DWI can be, especially when you haven't been drinking or taking any illegal drugs. Even a simple arrest can have a negative impact on your job, and with your friends and family. Thankfully, there are many factors to be considered when fighting DWI charges, especially those connected to the use of prescription medication. My staff and I will work diligently to defend your rights.

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The Samuelson Law Firm is a boutique firm, specializing in representing both individuals and business in Houston and Harris County. My firm has received an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for its professional excellence, ethical standards and legal ability. I am also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. For over 15 years my firm has been representing clients facing all manner of DWI-related charges. I have represented doctors, lawyers, engineers, pilots, law enforcement, teachers, corporate executives and individual from almost every lifestyle. My staff and I are available 24/7 to answer questions and assist clients with their legal needs. We treat each case as if it were our own, therefore our priority is in seeing that your case receives the aggressive, effective representation it deserves.

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