Maryland Drug Crime Attorneys
A very commonly prescribed opiate based painkiller (opioid) is Vicodin, also known as hydrocodone. Despite the warnings from the prescribing physician, as well as on the pill bottle, that taking the medicine and operating a motor vehicle can lead to impaired driving ability people still do it. Taking Vicodin and driving is unsafe and can lead to being arrested for DUI in Maryland. If you are facing Vicodin possession charges or Vicodin DUI in Maryland you should call an experienced Maryland Vicodin DWI Attorney. In addition to DUI and impaired driving you also need our defense attorneys if you are facing forged Vicodin prescription charges, Vicodin possession charges or selling Vicodin.
Penalties For Vicodin DUI Conviction In Maryland
A Delaware DUI conviction can disrupt your life now and in the future. this is true even if it is a first offense. Once convicted you will face severe fines, fees, increased insurance premiums and a loss of driving privileges.
If you were found with illegally obtained, black market or internet purchased Vicodin in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as drug possession and illegally obtained prescription medications. The penalties for these charges can be significantly more severe than the DUI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and jail time.
Signs Of Driving Under The Influence Of Vicodin
There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of Vicodin. They are:
Finding Vicodin in vehicle
Erratic driving behaviors
Impaired cognitive function
Impaired motor skills
Vicodin And The Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substance Act
Under the Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substance Act Vicodin is classified as a Schedule II medication along with morphine, valium, xanax, cocaine, opium, all other opioids, methamphetamine and oxydocone. Illegal possession of these drugs is a felony in Maryland and the mandatory minimum sentences you are looking at include jail time of up to several years, huge fines and rehab or drug treatment in some cases.
You are also looking at a loss of driving privileges, change in child custody status, the possibility of being kicked out of college and losing your job (it is hard to get to work with no license). Do not face any of these charges alone. Call our Glen Burnie drug crime attorneys now.
Contact A Maryland Vicodin DWI Defense Lawyer
You should immediately call Columbia Maryland Vicodin DUI Lawyer Paul Mack for a free case review. With an office in Clarksville he serves the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Essex, Columbia, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Highland, Fulton, Jessup, Savage, North Laurel, Scaggsville and Fort Meade.