Ambien is a powerful drug that helps eliminate or reduce anxiety in people. It is also a powerful sleep aid that can cause a person to sleepwalk or ‘sleep drive’.
Can I Get The Charges Dismissed Due To Sleep Driving?
As long as there was nothing else found in your system, such as alcohol, and it was a prescribed medication that you can prove having a prescription to, then your chances of getting it dismissed after the first time getting arrested for it, are good.
You need to prove and say that there was nothing else in your system, get a note from your doctor or psychiatrist and appear to have no knowledge of the fact that the medication could result in your sleep-driving. it also has to be your first time. A second time will result in a DUI charge, and you will not be able to present the same case defense.
List of Sedative Hypnotic Drugs That Could Cause DUI Sleeping Pills
- Ambien, Ambien CR (zolpidem tartrate)
- Butisol sodium (butabarbital sodium)
- Carbtrital (pentobarbital and carbromal)
- Dalmane (flurazepam hydrochloride)
- Doral (quazepam)
- Edluar (zolpidem tartrate)
- Halcion (triazolam)
- Intermezzo (zolpidem)
- Lunesta (eszopiclone)
- Placidyl (ethchlorvynol)
- Prosom (estazolam)
- Restoril (temazepam)
- Rozerem (ramelteon)
- Seconal (secobarbital sodium)
- Silenor (doxepin hydrochloride)
- Sonata (zaleplon)
- Zolpimist (zolpidem tartrate)
List from: https://aizmanlaw.com/ambian-dui/