Can I be charged with DUI / DWI for driving after taking drugs?
Yes. If you operate a car under the influence of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, or any other illegal substance you can be charged with a crime. In addition, it is not only illegal drugs that can get you into trouble. Many prescription medications and some over-the-counter medications carry with them specific warnings that they may impair abilities and should not be used while operating any dangerous equipment, including motor vehicles. Check the labels on all medications carefully. Don’t get behind the wheel if you are taking any medications that are incompatible with safe driving.