Drugs – Prescription Medication
Our client was involved in an accident. A police officer arrived and claimed the client seemed confused and that his speech was “mumbled.” The officer stated that the client had trouble finding his license and was unsteady on his feet. He was taken to the emergency room where he was hospitalized. A blood test revealed the presence of two prescription medications: oxycodone and lorazepam. The officer charged our client with driving under the influence of drugs.
Our client was looking at jail time and loss of his license. Without a license, our client would lose his job because he drives for a living. We hired a medical expert who reviewed the emergency room medical records and the circumstances surrounding the case. Our expert rendered an opinion that showed our client's actions were the result of a brain hemorrhage and that the medications, even when taken together, would not have caused the client to act in the manner the officer described. The result: All charges were dropped.