In 2015, for the first time in three years, lawmakers in California won’t be debating how to “crack down” on drivers who test positive for marijuana in their bloodstreams. No proposals regarding marijuana and intoxicated driving will be introduced in the California State Legislature during its 2015 session. In 2014, a measure that would have established a “blood-THC-level limit” of two nanograms per milliliter was defeated in committee. (THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana.) Nevertheless, if you are arrested for marijuana-related DUI in Orange County, you are still going to need legal help fast. You’re going to need the advice and services of an experienced, Orange County-based California DWI lawyer. Make the call as soon as possible after any DUI arrest.
Opponents of any new proposals say that because THC stays in the blood for days after a user smokes pot and the intoxication wears off, a system based on “nanograms per milliliter” is the wrong way the fight marijuana-related DUI. Opponents of THC limits further believe that California’s current law, which focuses on driver impairment, is the best way to keep intoxicated drivers off the streets. In California, more than 800 persons died in DWI -related traffic accidents in 2012, so intoxicated driving continues to be a serious public safety concern.
If you’re charged with marijuana-related DUI or with any DWI charge in Orange County, speak with an experienced DWI defense attorney as quickly as possible. Any DWI accusation is a genuine threat to your freedom, your finances, and your future. A good DUI lawyer will assess the details of your case, gather evidence, question witnesses, and fight aggressively to bring your marijuana-DUI case to its best possible conclusion. If you’re arrested and charged with DWI in Orange County or anywhere in southern California, speak to an experienced, Orange County-based California DUI lawyer immediately.