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Driving Under the Effects of Hallucinogens

A wide range of drugs can qualify as hallucinogenic, including marijuana, LSD, peyote, and ecstasy. If under the effects of the drug while on the road, drivers can find themselves making very dangerous choices. Hallucinogens do not always have the heightened effects attributed to them in popular films or television shows, instead being capable of producing slight to moderate disconnections from reality. However, these milder drugs are no less dangerous.

If you have been accused of driving under the influence of any drug, you need legal assistance. Contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Law Firm at 1-866-822-1230 to learn more about how a knowledgeable advocate can help you today.

Effects of Hallucinogens

The effects of hallucinogens can severely disrupt a driver's ability to pay attention to the road. Hallucinogens can cause any of the following:

  • Mood changes and swings that can become severe
  • Visual or auditory hallucinations
  • A feeling of not being in control, or of being disconnected from reality

As safe driving is so dependent on smart choices, paying attention to the road, and communicating intentions clearly to other drivers, hallucinogens can lead to catastrophic accidents. Even if the driver has not used these drugs within recent history, flashbacks can cause hallucinogenic side effects that affect a driver's ability to safely navigate the highways.

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If you have been charged with a DUI charge related to hallucinogenic drugs, a legal defense tailored to your case should be a priority. Know your legal rights and options. Contact the Seattle DUI defense attorneys of the Cowan Kirk Law Firm by calling 1-866-822-1230.

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