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Prescription Drugs and DUI

Posted by Craig Penrod | Sep 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

Doctors are increasingly prescribing medications to help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleeplessness, and a seemingly endless list of other conditions. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly assume that it is safe and legal to continue to engage in normal everyday activities, such as driving, while taking prescription drugs – and that could be a mistake which can have devastating consequences.

More people are being arrested for DUI after consuming prescribed medications.  Whether over the counter or prescription, driving while under the influence of any drug which has impaired your ability to do so safely can result in an arrest for DUI, even if the drugs were taken pursuant to a valid prescription and taken in the prescribed dose.

Contact the lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig W. Penrod for a free initial legal consultation if you find yourself facing criminal or DUI charges. Craig's office has been involved in criminal and DUI defense for more than 25 years. Craig is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, is AV® rated, the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell®, is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, and has been selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers Editions 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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Craig Penrod

Craig W. Penrod was born and raised in Arizona and has practiced criminal defense for over 30 years. Mr. Penrod is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, State of Nevada Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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