Yes, if you are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, you can be prosecuted even if you had taken a prescription medicine, prescribed to you, in the correct dosage.
The key element is whether you demonstrate signs of intoxication, which is something that a specially trained police officer will attempt to ascertain.
These cases are difficult because people take prescription drugs to treat a particular condition so that they can conduct their lives to the best of their ability.
Sometimes a new drug will result in side effects that can’t be predicted, and in other cases, the condition itself can give the appearance of intoxication independently of the drug.
It is vital that you have the highest quality legal representation when you fight charges that you were publicly intoxicated or driving under the influence.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.