DUI for being under the Influence of Marijuana?

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2011 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation conducted research on the effects of alcohol and marijuana, alone and in combination, on driving.  As expected, alcohol was found to cause driver impairment, but marijuana had only an occasional effect on drivers.  Motor vehicle traffic offense and crashes reliably increased with alcohol, but no marijuana or combined alcohol-marijuana influence was observed. 

In addition, studies have also found that marijuana stays in the body for a long time, so if you are arrested for DUI and officers take a blood sample that comes back positive for marijuana, the Clayton County prosecuting attorneys will have a hard time proving that marijuana was smoked just before you got behind the wheel AND that it made you an unsafe and impaired driver. 

If you are facing a DUI - marijuana charge in the Jonesboro area, call Clayton County DUI specializing attorney Richard Lawson.  Mr. Lawson can review your case and discuss potential defenses.   DUI - drug and marijuana cases can be fought and won as prosecuting attorney face challenging evidentiary issues. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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