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Permalink to Can I be Arrested for Using Prescription Drugs?

Can I be Arrested for Using Prescription Drugs?

Under Pennsylvania impaired driving laws, police can charge you with drugged driving (also called “DUID”), even if you’re taking a prescription drug under a valid prescription. The rationale behind this is that some of these drugs may cause impairment. You can be arrested for consuming a number of prescription drugs, the following are some common prescription drugs we […]

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Driving while medicated is the next big law enforcement push

Reports across the country show the cops are gearing up for the next big push: “Drugged-Driving”. Drugged-driving, sometimes referred to as DUI-Drugs (DUID), is when someone drives under the influence of either illicit or legal prescription drugs that are deemed to cause impairment.  Some of the most common prescription drugs people are being arrested for […]

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Permalink to Prescription Drug Database – Another Way Big Brother is Watching You

Prescription Drug Database – Another Way Big Brother is Watching You

Recently, the State Senate approved legislation to create a database of patients taking prescription drugs.  The idea is to give doctors tools to see if the same patients is getting prescriptions from multiple doctors and abusing prescription medication.  Sounds like a good idea, right? The good idea turns creepy when we find that District Attorneys and […]

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Grandpa Driving too Slowly Causing a DUI Arrest?!

Meet Grandpa Sam. Who would have thought that Grandpa Sam would get pulled over for driving too slowly and then end up arrested for DUI? He is an elderly man on many medications and has a speech impediment due to a stroke BUT, none of his medications are considered a controlled substance so how can […]

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Permalink to Justin McShane’s Qualifications in DUI Drug Cases

Justin McShane’s Qualifications in DUI Drug Cases

Not every attorney is equipped to defend DUI drug cases. In fact, almost none are.  Just because someone has a law license and therefore can represent you, doesn’t mean that he or she is competent to represent you. But who wants an attorney who is only competent?  Don’t you deserve the very best? There are […]

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Permalink to The New Wave of DUI Enforcement: Targeting the Innocent

The New Wave of DUI Enforcement: Targeting the Innocent

The new push by the federal government is to go after DUI prescription drug cases.  The problem is well over half of Americans are on prescription drugs.  Basically the new push is targeting everyday citizens like you and me.  The whole program is a mess and it will put a lot of innocent citizens through […]

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Motorists Forced to Submit to to “Voluntary” Federal Study

How would you feel if you were randomly stopped and intimidated by the police into providing an oral swab even though you had committed no crime at? This type of abuse of power couldn’t happen in our free country could it? Welcome to Police State of Pennsylvania. Just last week a private firm conducting a […]

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Permalink to DUI Prescription Drugs: Know the Facts

DUI Prescription Drugs: Know the Facts

Cases involving Driving Under the Influence of Prescription drugs are more complex than those of DUI alcohol. First of all, at the time of arrest, there is no Breathalyzer test to perform. If the officer simply observes red eyes, slurred speech and suspects impaired driving, that is enough to warrant an arrest with charges of […]

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Permalink to Big Brother is Watching Your Medicine Cabinet

Big Brother is Watching Your Medicine Cabinet

After the whole NSA uproar you would think that lawmakers would tread softly when it comes to creating databases about law abiding citizens.  Well think again. Recently, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill that would create a statewide database to monitor the prescription drugs common citizens are using.  They claim that this database […]

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Permalink to Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on Prescription Drugs

Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on Prescription Drugs

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic recently published a study that found that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on prescription medication. This is a major concern because of the strict DUI-drug laws in Pennsylvania and the arbitrary way in which these cases are handled. DUI-drug laws extend beyond illicit drugs and include all prescription medications.  […]

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