If you have been arrested for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana (Marijuana DUI) in Pierce County, you must immediately seek advice from an experienced Pierce County Marijuana DUI Lawyer. We are those attorneys! With more than 20 years of DUI practice and having authored 14 DUI books, including the Drug DUI Handbook and the Marijuana DUI Handbook, we have the experience and knowledge you need on your side. We offer a wide range of DUI fees to accommodate virtually all budgets. Call us for a FREE consultation.
Pierce County Marijuana DUI Lawyers
Pierce County Marijuana DUI Attorney David Jolly is the author of the
Drug DUI Handbook and the Marijuana DUI Handbook.
Driving under the influence in Washington can involve a number of substances, namely alcohol or any drug (legal or illegal) that impairs the driver’s ability to drive. Historically, an individual arrested for DUI did not have to be under the influence of alcohol in order to be charged with this serious crime. Very simply, if a breath or blood test rendered a reading of 0.08% or great, the driver was guilty regardless of the level of impairment. The same was never true for drug DUI arrests however, until now.
If you have smoked weed or eaten any type of pot brownies or baked goods before getting behind the wheel, you could potentially be pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). With the new law in Washington you can be found guilty of a marijuana DUI even if your ability to drive is not appreciably affected. Regardless of the fact that many studies show drivers are more cautious when driving after consuming marijuana, a conviction for DUI marijuana can result in serious repercussions, including jail or prison sentence, fines and/or a criminal record.
A Pierce County Marijuana DUI arrest is not a Conviction
It is important to understand that if you have been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana, it does not necessarily have to result in a conviction. The Pierce County prosecutor has the burden of proving you committed every element to the DUI offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, an experienced marijuana DUI defense lawyer in Pierce County is your best defense to this difficult charge.
Pierce County Marijuana DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with a marijuana DUI in Pierce County including the City of Tacoma contact the Law Firm of David N. Jolly immediately. The attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly are experienced in defending drug DUIs in Washington and are particularly knowledgeable in the area of marijuana DUIs in Pierce County. Call the Law Firm of David N. Jolly for a free consultation at (360) 293-2275 about your alleged marijuana DUI.
WASHINGTON MARIJUANA DUI LAWS
As of December 6, 2012, the state of Washington enacted a specific Marijuana DUI statute which made driving after having a set limit of THC in the blood stream illegal. The law also established an administrative licensing requirement in order for the driver to keep their license. The law has changed to make law enforcement and courts treat marijuana DUIs the same way they driving under the influence of alcohol. In Washington it is now unlawful for drivers to operate a motor vehicle with .05 nanograms or greater of THC in the blood stream as determined by an authorized blood draw and analysis. Those who are convicted under this statute will face the same DUI penalties as one convicted under the alcohol DUI statute. One major difference is that a blood test showing a level of THC greater than or equal to .05 will now require the Washington DOL to take an administrative action against the driver's license as it would for .08 or higher alcohol cases. The Department of Licensing Hearing is never easy but if you win, you will not have your license revoked - however, should you lose you will lose your license for no less than 90 days. This new and unique law demands your attorney be well educated in drug cases to properly defend you in court. The attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly are highly qualified and experienced in defending marijuana DUI cases. Call them now for more information.
In order to prove an alleged offender was driving under the influence of marijuana, the law enforcement officer generally must properly administer a blood test following a lawful arrest. Unlike an alcohol arrest when a breath test will show how much alcohol is in the person’s body, a blood draw must be utilized to show the driver had marijuana in their system.
A blood draw may seem like a difficult piece of evidence to challenge but there are many factors that can affect the results of a chemical blood test and can be challenged in court by your criminal defense lawyer. These factors can include:
Contact a Pierce county DUI of Marijuana ATTORNEY
If you are facing criminal traffic charges for driving under the influence of marijuana you need the best Pierce County attorney by your side. Washington State marijuana DUI attorney David N. Jolly is the author of the award winning Drug DUI Handbook and the Marijuana DUI Handbook. No other Washington State attorney has authored a book specifically on drug DUIs and therefore no other attorney is as well qualified to defend you in court. Mr. Jolly and the other lawyers at the Firm understand what specific defense strategies work in defending these drug DUI cases. You can trust that Mr. Jolly and the other lawyers at the Firm will do everything possible to fight your charges in both court and at the DOL. We care about your case and your future and desperately want to help you avoid a conviction that could follow you for many years! Call us today for a free consultation.
If you want a Pierce County marijuana DUI lawyer who really understands driving under the influence of drug cases, contact the Law Firm of David N. Jolly today at (425) 493-1115 today for knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive marijuana DUI defense.