Marijuana Is Legal, Right?
Recreational and medicinal marijuana are now legal in California, but this does not necessarily mean that you can drive while using. If you use cannabis and drive, you run the risk of being arrested for DUI anytime you come into contact with police. This is true even when you are clearly not high/stoned/baked/etc. because blood testing will show the presence of previously used cannabis well after the effects have dissipated and cops will react to things like odor, product, or pens/pipes/papers in your vehicle.
If arrested, you need skilled representation to fight against overzealous policing and inaccurate policies that leave many people facing unjust charges. Schedule a free consultation with the tough, unyielding attorneys at The Law Offices of Todd Landgren by calling 949-535-1303 or filling out the form on our website.
When Is Marijuana And Driving Illegal
Many people are surprised to find out that the marijuana they purchased legally could land them in trouble for DUI. Driving under the influence of any type of drug is illegal in California, regardless of whether the drug is legal or not.
It is important to understand that drivers are not guilty of DUI unless the drug they consumed actually impaired their ability to drive. This means that the driver must have been rendered incapable of operating the vehicle with the care and caution of a sober person. Many of the people who are arrested on DUI charges with THC in their blood have not committed a crime, and many more should not be convicted due to lack of evidence of impairment. This is where our lawyers come in.
Defending Your Rights In DUID Cases
There is no device capable of determining whether or not a person is under the influence of marijuana for DUI purposes. Blood testing reveals marijuana, but it does not reveal when the marijuana was consumed or how much was consumed. Prosecutors link blood test results to driving impairment using methods that are not reliable.
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We have fought to protect the rights of the accused in Southern California for decades. We remain dedicated to helping our clients reach the best possible resolution in every case. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at 949-535-1303 or email our office today.