Driving Under The Influence of Drugs

Today, prescription medications and illegal drug use are on the constant rise and this has a direct correlation with the number of drug related DUIs that we defend at our criminal law office in Regina. While impaired driving traditionally refers to the consumption of alcohol, the Criminal Code of Canada refers to a driver’s impairment by any substance – legal or illegal. Law enforcement is also becoming far more sophisticated and aware when identifying the signs and cues of drivers under the influence of certain substances. Aside from the obvious administration of a road side breathalyzer, police officers a constantly monitoring for altered pupils, slurred speech, decreased motor skills, loss in physical coordination, and changes in breathing.

Prescription Drugs Regularly Associated With A Drug DWI

  • Flexeril
  • Lunesta
  • Percocet
  • Valium
  • Vicodin
  • Ambien
  • Phenergan
  • Xanax

Recreational Drugs Often Associated With Impaired Driving Charges

  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • Crack

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Contact Our Drunk Driving Lawyers In Regina Today

While road side arrests for impaired driving are plentiful and publicized, they do not all result in convictions. With the representation of a skilled criminal defense lawyer, you may find your case reduced, or even dropped. This is far more likely in cases where the accused is facing their first charge for impaired driving. Regardless, these cases demand the attention and resources of our skilled criminal defense lawyers who can work with the Crown to bring a result that can return your license and bring balance back to your daily life. Don’t hesitate in defending these charges, as their sentences can be serious. Call us today.

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