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Prescription Drug DUI Defense in Phoenix

In Arizona, you can be prosecuted for driving under the influence of legally-prescribed medication. When this occurs, it is important to hire an experienced prescription drug DUI defense attorney in Phoenix from Shah Law Firm PLLC.

Attorney Arja Shah has years of experience representing individuals like you facing prescription drug charges. Attorney Shah fully understands all prescription drug DUI laws in Arizona and can represent you professionally the way that you deserve.


Prescription Drug DUI Charges in Arizona

There are two different misdemeanor prescription drug DUI charges in Arizona:

Driving with an Illegal Drug in One’s Body:

This makes it illegal to drive with any street drug or non-prescribed prescription drug. This is a strict liability crime, meaning that it doesn’t matter whether a person was impaired or not, just that the drug was in their system while driving.

Impairment to the Slightest Degree:

This makes it illegal to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol, or a combination of both. Arizona has a zero-tolerance DUI charge, which prohibits driving under the influence, whether prescribed or not.

An officer can test someone with a drug test to determine how much of a drug was in the driver’s system. This can be done with a blood or urine test.

Penalties for Prescription Drug DUI Charges in Phoenix

Maximum penalties for a prescription drug charge can include 180 days in jail, a 90-day license suspension, 5 years of probation, an interlock ignition device for six to 12 months, alcohol or drug counseling, community service, and 8 points on one’s MVD record. Minimum penalties include 10 days of jail time, $2,000 in fines, a 90-day license suspension, and 8 points on one’s MVD record. Whatever the case, if you’re facing prescription drug DUI charges in Phoenix, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side.

Schedule a Professional Legal Consultation with an Experienced Prescription Drug DUI Defense Attorney Today

Having a prescription for medicine in your system isn’t a viable defense. Our job as your prescription drug DUI defense attorney is to prove that the medication didn’t impair your driving. To schedule a professional legal consultation with Shah Law Firm PLLC, call (602) 560-7408. We serve clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Goodyear, and Apache Junction, Arizona.

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