Ambien OUI

Ambien OUI Lawyers in Worcester

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorneys

Many adults in Massachusetts take sleeping medications such as Ambien or Lunesta for sleep disorders, but these may cause sleepwalking or even sleep driving. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of Ambien, the Worcester criminal defense attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can help. Call today at (508) 744-3038 for a free consultation.

You may be convicted of an Ambien OUI if you:

  • Mix Ambien with other drugs

  • Mix Ambien with alcohol

  • Take more than the recommended dosage

  • Take the drug while driving home before going to bed

When taken as directed, Ambien can benefit those who battle insomnia and other sleep disorders. This drug, however, is a sedative-hypnotic that could cause you to have no recollection of the events that take place after you ingest it. If Ambien is not used as directed, it can induce something similar to a blackout, and you may be charged with Ambien OUI if you are found sleep driving.

Legal Defense for Ambien OUI Charges

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) maintains that sleepwalking, sleep driving, or any other acts due to ingesting Ambien may be considered involuntary acts. Involuntary acts due to a medication’s effects may serve as a defense in a Massachusetts OUI case. The Worcester criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can investigate the incident and try to prove that you took the medication as directed in order to use the defense of involuntary acts.

Penalties for Ambien OUI may include:

  • Suspended driving privileges

  • Fines

  • Community service

  • Possible probation

  • Jail time

  • House arrest

  • Court costs

Some people take Ambien and attempt to stay awake to feel the short-lived buzz that precedes the blackout. Other people take Ambien as directed, which involves taking a recommended dose once you are already in bed. Our Worcester criminal defense lawyers can talk with you and discuss your options throughout your case, and we are well equipped to represent you in court.

Illegal Ambien Penalties

If you are found with illegally obtained, black market, or internet-purchased Ambien in your vehicle at the time of the OUI arrest, you will face additional charges and penalties. These include heavy fines, fees, jail time, and community service. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, our Worcester criminal defense attorneys pay close attention to the details of your case and work hard to seek a beneficial solution.

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