Driving While Subject to a Schedule I Substance | DWI Lawyer | Alamance County NC

Driving While Subject to a Schedule I Substance (Drugs/Controlled Substance)

In North Carolina, you can be convicted of Driving While Impaired if any amount of a Schedule 1 controlled substance or its metabolites is found in your blood or urine. What this means is that even if you have a prescription for a drug containing a schedule 1 drug, you may still be convicted of DWI/DUI even though the effects of the drug have long ago dissipated.

A list of schedule I drugs can be found at N.C.G.S. §90-89. The list is extensive and includes everything from PCP to LSD to DMT to MDMA. You can believe that if anyone has ever used it for fun, it’s probably illegal to have it in your bloodstream and operate a vehicle. If you have been arrested for DWI/DUI in North Carolina and were charged because the officer had probable cause to believe that you were under the influence of a controlled substance, you should immediately contact the Whited Doby & Ray Attorneys at Law for an initial free consultation.