A marijuana DUI is defined as driving under the influence of marijuana. It’s similar to an alcohol DUI in that you can be arrested for driving under the influence of any substance that impairs your ability to operate a vehicle safely. However, there are some key differences between a marijuana DUI and an alcohol-related charge:
The amount of THC in your system doesn’t determine whether or not you’re guilty of driving under its influence; instead, it’s determined by how much impairment there was at the time of arrest. This means that even if someone has used marijuana recently but isn’t currently impaired by it, they could still face criminal charges if there was enough evidence that they were impaired when pulled over or arrested by police officers on scene (i.e., slurred speech).
In California–and most states across America–there are no legal limits when it comes to blood alcohol content (BAC) levels; however, there are strict laws regarding how much THC can be found within one’s system before being considered “under” rather than “over.”
What are the Penalties for a Marijuana DUI?
If you are convicted of a marijuana DUI, the penalties can be severe. You may be required to pay fines and serve jail time. Your license could also be suspended for up to 6 months or longer depending on how many prior offenses you have committed in the past 10 years.
In addition to these penalties, if you were driving under the influence of marijuana at the time that your blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.08% or higher–or if it was determined that your ability to drive safely was impaired by other drugs including prescription medications such as opioids–then there will likely be additional consequences:
If you’ve been charged with a marijuana DUI, it’s important to understand the charges against you. A criminal defense attorney can help by reviewing your case and filing motions on your behalf. Your attorney may also negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors if they feel that this is in your best interest.
The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom: OC’s Best Defense
When you are facing a marijuana DUI charge, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom has been representing clients in Orange County for over 30 years and has extensive experience defending clients against these types of charges. Our attorneys understand California law and can help you build a strong defense against your charges. We will work closely with you throughout the process so that we can develop an effective strategy for fighting back against these allegations.
We offer personalized representation from start to finish, which means we will meet with you personally before going forward with any case or motion related matters so that we can get acquainted with each other and learn about what happened during the arrest process. This allows us to better represent our clients’ interests by understanding their unique situations as well as helping them feel comfortable working together towards achieving positive results throughout this difficult time period.”
At The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom, we’re dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome in your DUI case. You can count on us for:
Compassionate and experienced attorneys who will fight for you every step of the way
Affordable fees that won’t break your bank account
Proven results that have helped many clients avoid jail time or other serious consequences
Contact The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom Today
If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, contact The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom today. We will work hard to get the best possible outcome in your case.
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If you have been charged with a marijuana DUI, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom are dedicated to helping clients obtain the best possible outcome in their case, whether through negotiation or litigation. We understand how stressful this situation can be for our clients and will work tirelessly on their behalf until they receive the justice they deserve.