Ambien DUI

Delaware Ambien DUI Defense Lawyers

AmbienMany people are prescribed the sleep medication Ambien for sleep disorders. When used as directed it can help those who battle insomnia and other sleep disorders. If you do not use Ambien used as directed, use with other drugs and or alcohol, it can end disastrously for you.  Ambien can induce something similar to a blackout.  It is a sedative-hypnotic and can cause users to sleepwalk and, in some cases, sleep drive which can end in an Ambien-induced DUI. If you are charged with driving while under the influence of Ambien in Delaware, you should speak with a skilled and experienced Ambien DUI Defense Lawyer.

Contact Delaware DWI Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss your case. The Kent and New Castle Offices’ telephone number is 302-697-2499.  The Georgetown Office’s phone number is 302-855-9300. You can also click here to email the attorneys at the aw Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay. The Attorneys at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay have extensive experience defending those accused of DUI, illegal prescription drug possession and other drug crimes in the state of Delaware. If you are looking for the best Ambien DUI attorney in Delaware, the Attorneys at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay will do everything in their power to protect your rights, your future, and your reputation.

Ambien And Sleep Driving

With Ambien being a hypnotic you may not recall the events that follow after you ingest it. 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, and may wake up and unknowingly ‘sleep drive.’

Penalties For Ambien DUI Conviction In Delaware

A Delaware DUI conviction can disrupt your life now and in the future. The disruption is true even if it is the first offense. Once convicted you will face the following consequences of a DUI in Delaware:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • $230-$1,150 in fines
  • BAC below 0.15-12 months driver’s license revocation
  • BAC .15 to .19- 18 months driver’s license revocation, Ignition Interlock (IID) mandatory
  • BAC .20 or > – 24 months driver’s license revocation (IID mandatory)

If you obtained the Ambien in the car illegally, you would face additional charges 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.

Ambien DUI Defense In Delaware

The FDA maintains that due to Ambien’s effect any 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 Delaware DUI.

On the flip side, if it is proven that other factors contributed to the DUI then the involuntary act defense may be nullified. Examples of these can be:

  • Mixing Ambien with other drugs
  • Mixing Ambien with alcohol
  • Taking more than the recommended dosage
  • Taking the drug while driving home before going to bed

Call A Delaware Ambien DUI Defense Attorney

Contact Delaware DUI Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss your case. The Kent and New Castle Offices’ telephone number is 302-697-2499. The Georgetown Office’s phone number is  302-855-9300. You can also click here to email Delaware Ambien DUI Defense Attorneys at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay   The Attorneys at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay have many years experience defending those accused of drugged driving, illegal prescription drug possession and other drug crimes in the State of Delaware.

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