Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

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Prescription Drug DWI, and Illegal Drug DUI Charges in Saskatchewan

It is possible to be charged with impaired driving by drug, sometimes referred to as a DUI (driving under the influence) without any trace of alcohol in your system. DUIs for prescription drugs and/or narcotics are becoming more and more common as prescription drugs for illnesses such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain become more readily available.

The number of drug-induced DUIs has increased steadily because of the increased prevalence of narcotics and related drugs along with recreational drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs is emerging as a common form of the offense of impaired driving in Saskatchewan and may continue to increase with the legalization of marijuana on the horizon. There are experienced impaired driving lawyers at Yarshenko & Heidinger who can help you fight any DUI that isn’t related to alcohol.

Common Prescription Drugs to Be Aware of Regarding Drug DUIs in Saskatchewan

  • Vicodin
  • Phenergan
  • Lunesta
  • Flexeril
  • Percocet
  • Ambien
  • Xanax
  • Valium

List of Common Recreational Drugs Usually
Connected to Drug DUI in Saskatchewan

  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • Crack
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana (weed)
  • Methamphetamines

Prescription and Illegal Drugs and Common Indicia of Consumption

  • Altered Pupils
  • Changes in Breathing
  • Slurred Speech
  • Decreased Motor Function

We Can Help You Through Saskatchewan’s Judicial Process

It takes an experienced team of DUI lawyers to work through the complicated law system. We have the knowledge to be able to scrutinize the evidence and make all of the information available to the Crown and Court to make sure you get the resolution and/or trial you deserve. An impaired driving lawyer can make all the difference when trying to raise a doubt as to an individual’s impairment due to the consumption of a narcotic or other drug; prescribed or not.

Don’t let a drug DUI charge affect you for years to come, we can help. Driving while impaired doesn’t have to have long-lasting negative effects. Call Yarshenko & Heidinger today and get us working for you! 1-306-988-2050