DUI Marijuana? What exactly is that and how is one charged with it?
Operating a motor vehicle or driving under the influence of Marijuana, either legal medical marijuana or illegal marijuana, carries the same charges and consequences as a DUI of Alcohol and DUI of Drugs. California Law states that “if the substance affects the nervous system, brain, or muscles of a person as to impair, to an appreciable degree, his ability to drive a vehicle in a manner that any ordinarily prudent and cautious an, in full possession of his faculties, using reasonable care, would drive a similar vehicle under like circumstances,” making it illegal to be operating a vehicle. There is one difference with a charge of DUI Marijuana, and that’s the prosecutions ability to convict a person charged with DUI Marijuana. A DUI Alcohol can be tested with a breathalyzer, which can prove blood alcohol concentration. This isn’t possible with a California DUI marijuana because the prosecution has t prove that the Marijuana was present in the person’s systems, causing impairment while driving. The ingestions of Marijuana doesn’t always impair an individual on all levels and therefore making it very hard for the prosecution to prove.
Vista DUI Marijuana Lawyer, Ken Elliott, has over 25 years of legal experience representing clients charged with a variety of crimes in the city of Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, Encinitas, Temecula, North County, and greater San Diego County. If you or a loved one has been pulled over and arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of Marijuana, resulting in a DUI, it is crucial that you contact a qualified Marijuana DUI attorney familiar with the intricate details of the California DUI, DWI, and Marijuana laws. As mentioned, Mr. Elliott has over two decades experience representing clients charged with a DUI Marijuana and stands ready to put that experience to work for you.
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