Pennsylvania Marijuana Drunk Driving Arrest Lawyers
A driving under the influence charge can happen one of two ways in Pennsylvania. If you have been drinking alcoholic beverages and are above the legal limit of .08 and are pulled over you can be arrested for DUI in Chester County, Pennsylvania and Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The second way you can be arrested for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania is if you are under the influence of drugs. Marijuana is a very common street drug in the Philadelphia area. People often smoke marijuana and then opt to operate a motor vehicle which can lead to being arrested. If you are facing West Chester Marijuana DUI charges you should immediately speak with our Pennsylvania Marijuana DUI defense lawyers.
Penalties For DUI Of Marijuana In Pennsylvania
A DUI conviction, even a first offense, can disrupt your life now and in the future. Upon conviction you will face severe fines, fees, increased insurance premiums and a loss of driving privileges.
If you were found with drugs in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The consequences for these charges can be substantially more severe than the DUI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and jail time.
Signs Of Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana DUI
There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of marijuana. They are:
Smell of marijuana in car
Driving excessively slowly
Erratic driving behaviors
Impaired cognitive function
Impaired motor skills
Marijuana DUI Defense In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Marijuana DUI defense is different than a conventional alcohol induced DUI. Initially it must be determined that the police had reason to pull you over. Once it is established that the police had sufficient reason to pull you over the focus of the defense may shift to how was the marijuana detected in your system. Typically a blood or urine test is used to determine the concentration of THC, a breakdown product of marijuana consumption, in your blood or urine. There can be flaws in a marijuana blood or urine test that can help your case in court. Flaws may be test accuracy, was the marijuana medically prescribed and how long had it been since you ingested it prior to driving. Our PA marijuana DUI attorneys will use their in depth knowledge of Pennsylvania DUI Law and Pennsylvania Marijuana Laws to devise a solid and strategic defense. Having your charges dropped or dismissed is her ultimate goal. If that cannot happen she will do her best to have the charges lessened.
Contact A Pennsylvania Marijuana DWI Defense Lawyer
Call our West Chester University Marijuana DUI Lawyers to discuss your case. You need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney who truly has your best interest in mind. Let our PA marijuana DUI defense lawyers use their vast experience, knowledge and resources to work for you.
Our Philadelphia marijuana DUI lawyers also specialize in defending non-Pennsylvania residents who have been charged with DUI, traffic violations and drug crimes in Pennsylvania but live in surrounding states such as New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.