Paxil DUI Georgia

Paxil DUI Georgia
When most people think of driving under the influence, they think only about alcohol; however, you can be charged with this crime if you took drugs that affected your ability to drive. The word “drugs” does not refer only to illegal substances but also to prescription medications such as Paxil. If you are facing a DUI charge in Georgia after taking it, speaking with an experienced defense lawyer is strongly advised.

Paxil is an anti-depressant medication in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) drug group. It is prescribed by physicians to treat depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When this medication is taken in combination with certain drugs and/or alcohol, serious side effects may occur.

If an officer believes that your driving is impaired, he or she may place you under arrest for DUI. Behaviors that may be used as evidence that Paxil affected your driving include swerving, failing to maintain lane, running traffic signals, and speeding. You may be asked to submit to a blood or urine test that will test for medication.

A DUI Drug charge is much different than a drinking and driving charge. While there is a legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for alcohol, a legal limit for drugs does not exist. You can be arrested for having any amount of medication in your system if it makes you a less safe driver.

The punishment for a conviction could include incarceration, fines, community service, and probation. Your driver’s license will be suspended, and your insurance rates could be increased. In addition, you will have a criminal record that will follow you the rest of your life.

If you have been charged with Paxil DUI in Georgia, Head, Thomas, Webb and Willis can help. Our attorneys have undergone specialized training, including the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) overview course—the same course that Georgia law enforcement agents take. Thanks to the attorneys’ knowledge and experience, they can prepare a strong defense to help fight your charges.

Our lawyers are able to travel anywhere in Georgia to fight your the charges against you. We offer affordable rates and can even create a payment plan upon request.

You probably have many pressing questions right now. By calling our 24-hour phone number, you will reach an on-lawyer who will provide you with a free advice. We also provide clients with a FREE copy of The DUI Book and a FREE driver’s license suspension hearing request letter.

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