DUI: Can I take my drugs while I'm on probation?

Posted by William H. Sherman on Apr 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Question:  I take different drugs for depression and anxiety.  I was arrested for a DUI in Forsyth and I'm scared that if I'm on probation I won't be allowed to take my medications.  All the drugs are prescription.  My doctor at Northside Hospital in Forsyth said I have to take them. 

I got arrested last weekend on Mary Alice Park Road.  The deputy sheriff said I swerved and almost went off the road.  He didn't believe that I swerved because I almost hit a deer.  He said that there was no deer in the road.  I was out by myself at Rick Tanner's Grille & Bar and I had a few at the Cherry Street Tap Room.  I guess I shouldn't have mixed my drugs and alcohol.  I was pretty drunk.

The cop had mw take a blood test so I'm very worried.  I admitted to taking my antidepressants and a few beers.

I really need to know if I get a DUI will I still be able to take my medicines.  If I can't take my drugs then bad things could happen to me.

C.O. in Forsyth County, GA

Answer:   You have no need to worry.  You are certainly allowed to take all of your prescription medications while you are on probation for DUI.  Many people suffer from depression, anxiety and other issues that are treatable by medication.  Obviously, these drugs are medically necessary to help an individual lead a satisfying life.

Of course, illegal drugs like pot, cocaine and meth are forbidden.  If a person on probation is caught taking illegal drugs or drugs that have not been prescribed by a doctor, that would be a serious probation violation.  A probation violation can result in a revocation hearing and being sent to jail.

About Us

Have you or a loved one been arrested for DUI in Forsyth County?  If so, you need a top-rated Forsyth County DUI lawyer.  That's us, and we're to help.  Call us anytime at 678-215-4106. 

If you have a question for a DUI attorney in Cumming, email it to us with some supporting facts (the more details you give, the more specific our response) and we'll do our best to answer it quickly.

Our experience as a former Magistrate Judge, Assistant attorney General and Senior Assistant County Attorney allows us to get the best possible outcomes for our clients.

About the Author

William H. Sherman

With a professional background that includes serving as a Senior Assistant County Attorney and as an Assistant Attorney General, attorney William H. Sherman has great experience, a broad range of legal knowledge and a proven record of success.  Each of Mr. Sherman's clients gets the full benefit of his experience.  Because attorney Sherman has worked for governmental organizations, large corporations and clerked for a judge, he has handled a wide variety of cases from negotiation and trial to successful appeal. Mr. Sherman is very proud of his reputation as a problem-solver who is always available to his clients.  Active in the community, Mr. Sherman and his wife, attorney Valerie Sherman, support many community organizations, sports teams and charities.  Call him now and let his experience work for you.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

What our clients say...

“I just wanted to write to say that I feel so lucky to have chosen the Sherman Law Group as my attorneys. I was going through such a very difficult legal situation. It was emotionally charged and draining. But Valerie Sherman and Bill Sherman were so supportive, hardworking and helpful. I loved that the firm was always updating me and letting me know what was going on in my case. You always returned my calls and emails. Thank you all for making it work out great for me.”

What our clients say...

“I wanted to thank you for giving me back my life after many awful months. My family and I want to thank you very much for representing my case. We are so grateful to have such wonderful attorneys like you. I know I can rely on you. We will always recommend you to those who are in need of the services of a law firm. We were so happy and excited this morning as we heard the announcement by the Judge. You are such wonderful people at The Sherman Law Group.”