Charged With OWI For Using A Prescription Medication?
Using prescription medication for a medical condition is common nowadays. However, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a prescription medication that impedes your driving ability can land you in trouble with the law. It can even result in an operating while intoxicated (OWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) charge.
We can defend you. We are Lombardi & Miler Law Firm PLLC, a criminal defense law firm serving Polk County and the surrounding region of Iowa. As experienced and tough criminal law attorneys, we have gotten numerous clients’ prescription drug OWIs and DUIs reduced, dismissed and acquitted.
How OWI For Prescriptions Works In Iowa
Some prescription medications are controlled substances that can affect your ability to drive safely. If a police officer pulls you over on suspicion of operating while under the influence, they can administer a breath test or blood test to check for substances in your system. The court may prosecute you if there is evidence that you did not use the medication as prescribed or that you obtained a prescription through fraud.
The Defense You Need Against OWI Arrest
The opioid crisis has led many law enforcement officers, medical officials, judges and jurors to feel skeptical about the validity of a defendant’s prescription. You need a defense lawyer who can convince them that your prescription is not fraudulent. We use a variety of defenses, from showing the medical necessity to claiming that you used the prescribed dosage.
Discuss Our OWI Defense Services In A Free Consult
Our OWI defense attorneys can protect your rights if accused of misusing a prescription medication. Do not hesitate to contact Lombardi & Miler Law Firm PLLC to set up a completely free, private consultation. To begin, please call us at 515-513-5324 in West Des Moines or send us an email today.