Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Minnesota DWI - Prescription Drugs & Cold Medicine (Explained)

Many of you have probably have heard of Drunk Driving, DUI and/or the phrase "driving under the influence," but  do you know exactly what that means?

Some might say it just means driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs like marijuana. That's correct - but, what many people fail to realize is that it also means that a person can be charged with a Minnesota DUI when he or she drives a motor vehicle under the influence of legal substances - like drugs prescribed by a doctor and even cold medicine.

In the State of Minnesota, it's true that people will face DUI charges if they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of (.08) or more. But it's also true that a driver can be charged with a Minnesota DUI even if they haven't even been drinking at all.

Believe it or not, the police can pull over and cite drivers for driving under the influence of any substance - legal or otherwise - if they find, for example, that that substance has influenced their ability to drive. 

What Should You Do?

If you or someone you care about has been arrested for a Minnesota DUI, you'll need someone who knows how to contest these charges.  I'm an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney.  Call me today to set up a no-cost consultation to discuss what the Rolloff Law Office can do to protect your rights - and your future.

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