Marijuana DUI Attorney
Your CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER representing CLIENTS AGAINST Marijuana DUIs
As recently as 2016, the state of Illinois decriminalized the possession of marijuana under 10 grams. As of 2016, individuals who are found in possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana will no longer be arrested and prosecuted. Now, if you are searched and found to be in possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, a municipal ordinance violation is issued and is punishable by civil penalty only.
As a result of this “decriminalization” of marijuana, I have seen a marked increase in marijuana and cannabis related DUI charges. These changes have affected DUI laws in Illinois, which have led to many questions surrounding the law related to driving under the influence of marijuana. Do the same DUI laws apply to marijuana like they do to alcohol? Does it matter if the driver was legally using marijuana at the time? Let’s take a look at some of these questions below.
A Knowledgeable Marijuana DUI Lawyer
The testing surrounding DUIs is voluntary and need to be administered precisely to be valid in court. An experienced marijuana DUI attorney, like Purav Bhatt, can help you reduce or avoid high fines, potential criminal charges, or even the loss of your license.
If you’ve been charged with a marijuana DUI, call (773) 791-9682 for legal representation.