This crime is penalized under California Vehicle Code 23152 A, where sentences may include:
In addition to these penalties, a strong case can also be built against possession of marijuana, as well as possession of marijuana while driving, which carry additional fines.
Other terms for California Marijuana DUI include Dope Driving or Cannabis DUI.
Due to the fact that marijuana can remain in the body’s internal system for a prolonged period of time, the prosecution will need to prove that the accused was impaired by this substance at the time of driving.
This crime is usually evidenced by a number of factors including the behavior of a driver during the arrest; his or her driving patterns; the results of the chemical test; the observances of a drug recognition expert at the time, and more.
Many skilled lawyers can examine the case to determine if the accused party was indeed impaired at the time of driving. New research and changes in Marijuana laws are constantly updated – and defendants will need to find lawyers who stay abreast of these new codes. In addition, retesting from chemical samples can be done to deliver a stronger defense.
If you or someone you know has been accused of DUI involving marijuana, the criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Randy Collins can help you. We will bring superior legal experience to your case and fight tooth and nail on your behalf. Call us today at (888) 250-2865 to receive a free consultation.