Antabuse, the Anti-Alcohol Drug

The penalties facing a person who is convicted of driving while intoxicated are substantial. DWI punishments often include fines and the potential for extended jail time. A DWI conviction can also go as far as to cause a person’s drivers license to be suspended or revoked. In some instances, a judge may order an individual to take the anti-alcoholic drug, Antabuse.

If you have been arrested and charged with DWI, the Dallas DWI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you to aggressively protect your legal rights and interests. Contact us at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about how our experienced criminal defense attorneys can serve you.

What is Antabuse?

The prescription drug Antabuse (Disulfiram) is being used as a punishment for repeat DWI offenders. It causes the body to have a violently negative reaction to alcohol. If a person who is taking Antabuse drinks alcohol, they will experience numerous uncomfortable symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Shortness of Breath

Antabuse is a drug used to treat long-term alcoholics alongside regular therapy. Judges try to force Antabuse on DWI offenders who they believe have problems with alcohol abuse. This medication is meant to complement therapy, not to discourage drinking. Working with a skilled attorney may help you to avoid having to face this overreaching punishment.

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If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated, the Dallas DWI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are prepared to offer the committed and capable legal representation that you deserve. Contact us by calling (214) 845-7007 today.


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