DUID Laws in Texas

By The Zendeh Del Law Firm  May. 31, 2011 2:47p

When one thinks of DUI or DWI, alcohol usually comes to mind. However, with the increasing use and “abuse” of both illegal drugs and prescription medications, people are being cited and charged for driving under the influence of drugs, the same as driving under the influence of alcohol. Driving under the influence of a narcotic can bring serious administrative and criminal consequences. A narcotic is a drug or other substance which reduces pain, alters mood and behavior, and often times induces sleep or stupor. In many cases, driving under the influence of a legal prescription drug can be more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. If you have been arrested for DUI or DUID, contact a Plano DWI attorney without delay.

Driving while under the influence (DUI, DWI or DUID) of any substance, whether it is an alcoholic beverage, an illicit drug or, a controlled substance, is dangerous because they have the capability to impair ones mental faculties and/or physical abilities, therefore driving while intoxicated, is against the law. Both alcohol and drugs have side effects, which taken in excess, or in combination with one another, places the person and those around them in serious danger when they get behind the wheel. Intoxication refers to being under the influence of either an alcoholic drink or a drug, which causes a person to lose control of their faculties or behavior.

Prescription Drug Abuse

There’s no question that drinking and driving don’t mix. People are also familiar with the fact that taking many illegal drugs such as LSD or mushrooms would cause hallucinogenic affects, which is also dangerous when driving. What many people do not consider, is how dangerous many common prescription drugs are, and how they can impair one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem; there are an estimated 20 percent of people in the United States who have used prescription medications for a nonmedical reason. This is referred to as prescription drug abuse. Just like their illegal counterparts, abusing prescription medication can lead to addiction. People can quickly develop an addiction to narcotic painkillers, sedatives, tranquilizers and stimulants, all of which can impair ones driving.

A DUID conviction can have the same penalties as a DUI or DWI in Texas. If you have been arrested for DUID, contact a Plano drugs and driving lawyer from the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today!

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