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Delaware Vicodin DUI Laws

A very commonly prescribed opiate based painkiller is Vicodin. Vicodin is the brand name of the generic drug hydrocodone. If you are caught driving after taking Vicodin you can be arrested for DUI EVEN IF IT IS LEGALLY PRESCRIBED. Despite the warnings from the prescribing physician, as well as on the pill bottle, that taking the medicine and operating a motor vehicle can lead to impaired driving ability people still do it. Taking Vicodin and driving is unsafe and can lead to being arrested for DUI in Delaware. If you are facing Vicodin DUI charges in Delaware you should call an experienced New Castle County Delaware Vicodin DWI Attorney.

Mandatory Minimum Penalties for Vicodin DUI Conviction in Delaware

A Delaware DUI conviction can disrupt your life now and in the future. this is true even if it is a first offense. Once convicted you will face heavy fines, fees, increased insurance premiums and a loss of driving privileges.

If you were found with illegally obtained, black market or internet purchased Vicodin in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as drug possession and illegally obtained prescription medications. The penalties for these charges can be significantly more severe than the DUI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and jail time.

Signs of Driving Under the Influence of Vicodin

There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of Vicodin. They are:

  • Finding Vicodin in vehicle
  • Erratic driving behaviors
  • Drowsiness
  • Raspy speech
  • Being Disoriented
  • Constricted pupils
  • Impaired cognitive function
  • Impaired motor skills

Contact a Wilmington Delaware Vicodin DWI Defense Lawyer

Contact me, Newark Delaware Vicodin DWI Defense Attorney BrianJ. Chapman to discuss your case. My Wilmington, Delaware DUI Defense Law Office can be reached at 302-656-2528. You can also click here to email Middletown Delaware Hydrocodone DUI Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman. I have many years experience defending those accused of DUI, illegal prescription drug possession and other drug crimes in Delaware. As your attorney I will do everything in his power to protect your rights, your future and your reputation.