Lexapro DUI Georgia

Lexapro DUI Georgia
If you are one of the many Georgia residents who have been prescribed Lexapro, you may be unaware that taking this medication with alcohol can intensify the effects of alcohol. This combination could result in a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest, even if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is not above the legal limit. You are strongly encouraged to speak with a qualified defense attorney if you are facing a charge in Georgia.

Lexapro (generic name escitalopram), is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant used to treat anxiety and depression. Consuming alcohol while taking it is not recommended. If you choose to drink while on it, you should practice moderation: one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.

If you are stopped after combining alcohol and Lexapro because your ability to drive was affected, you could be charged with DUI. To determine the amount of alcohol and medication in your system, you may be asked to take a breath, blood, or urine test. While the legal limit for alcohol in Georgia is .08%, any amount of drugs is considered to be over the limit if it impairs your ability to operate a vehicle.

You should know that having prescription medication in your system is not enough to warrant a DUI conviction—the prosecution must prove that your driving suffered as a result. To do this, the prosecution may enter as evidence the police officer’s observations. This may include your driving patterns as well as how you acted and looked during the traffic stop. Because these observations are largely circumstantial, a skilled defense lawyer may be able to challenge this evidence.

One of the top law firms in Georgia, Head, Thomas, Webb and Willis has a proven track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for residents charged with DUI after taking prescription medication. Our lawyers handle cases all over the state, and are available 24/7 by phone for free advice. We offer affordable flat fees and payment plans and accept credit cards.

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