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Have you recently been arrested for driving on Xanax?

You can be charged with a DUI for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It doesn’t matter if you’re taking the medication illegally or if you’re using medication that’s been prescribed to you.

Being charged with a DUI can result in prosecution, even if you’re using Xanax that your doctor’s prescribed to you. That’s why today, we’ve created this quick guide to help you get a better understanding of how police can tell if you’ve been driving on Xanax.

Keep reading to learn more!

What is Xanax?

If your loved one has recently been arrested for driving on Xanax, you may be wondering what this medication is. Xanax is a type of benzodiazepine, which is commonly used for its anti-anxiety purposes.

Xanax comes from the same family as Valium and Ativan. Many people end up forming a dependency on Xanax, which is why is now a federally controlled substance.

What is a DUI?

A DUI is short for Driving Under the Influence. Many people commonly associate DUIs with drunk driving. In every state, it’s a crime for a motor vehicle to be operated well the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If the officer that has pulled you over is suspecting that you’re driving it drunk, they will ask you to take a breathalyzer test. This will determine your blood alcohol concentration, which will determine how impaired you are.

On the other hand, if the police officer believes that you are driving while under the effects of Xanax, they will perform a drug recognition check.

How Will They Know if You’re Driving on Xanax?

There isn’t any type of breathalyzer test that you can take to determine if you’re driving high on Xanax. This is what makes it difficult for police to determine if you are driving while under the influence of prescription medications. However, a police officer will likely conduct a field sobriety test to get a has a better understanding of if you’re driving on Xanax.

Also, there are some physiological symptoms that your body will present if you’re driving under the influence of Xanax. Some of these physiological symptoms include an increased body temperature and pupil dilation. These two physical symptoms will help law enforcement officers to assess impaired drivers that are under the influence of prescription medication.

If need be, a police officer may require that you take a blood or urine test. So, if you don’t pass a field sobriety test, you may be required to give blood or urine to determine if you have the presence of Xanax in your body.

Getting Legal DUI Help

It’s important that you understand what your rights are after you’ve been arrested for driving on Xanax. If you have been arrested, it’s important for you to hire an experienced attorney to represent you in the court of law.

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