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will the judge handle a dui from pain meds due to medical condition

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will the judge handle a dui from pain meds due to medical condition much different from
a dui from alcohol? also this is my first offense.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Brandon M. replied 5 years ago.
Hello there:

Thank you for entrusting me with your question. The source of the impairment is not as important as the severity of the impairment and the defendant's criminal history. For example, on a first time DUI, if there was no property damage or injury, you can generally expect to avoid any jail time regardless of whether the impairment was due to alcohol or drugs.

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