Drinking and driving
Any Visual Impairment
Poor eyesight is a medical issue that is not life-threatening; however, visibility is one of the most important factors of driving safely. If you suffer from impaired vision, your attorney should certainly be informed of your vision medical history. This includes your prescription, whether you are required to wear glasses or contact lenses, or any condition that results in temporary blindness or blurry vision.
Any Medical Conditions
If you have been diagnosed with any medical conditions and are currently under a physician's care, you want to let your attorney know. There are some medical conditions such as those that have an effect on the gastrointestinal or digestive systems that could help in your defense. For example, something as simple as an issue with acid reflux can affect the reading of a breathalyzer test. Even if the health issues seem unrelated or insignificant to you, you definitely want to divulge these issues to your attorney.
Symptoms of Fainting or Dizziness Regularly
Any knowledge of a medical condition that may result in fainting, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, or seizures should be immediately shared with your attorney. Not only is driving with these symptoms extremely dangerous, but it is also very useful information during a case such as this. Illnesses with these symptoms include diabetes, mental illness, epilepsy, and others. Even if you have not had any recent episodes, you want to let your attorney know that you do have these issues. You want to give your attorney as much information as you can. It is better to give too much information instead of not telling him something that could have been used to help your case.
Driving while under the influence of Medications
Driving while medicated can get you in trouble in any city, including Tampa Bay. Certain medications can lead to dizziness and disorientation; therefore, every prescription should be divulged to your attorney. Whether you are taking medication for your health, substance abuse problem, or a mental disorder, it can impair your motor skills. Remember, impairment can be severe or mild, but even the mildest form of deficiency can lead to further injury. Just because you believe you are safe to drive, does not mean that you are—check with your doctor before you get behind the wheel.