New Jersey DUI Attorney Discusses Marijuana DWI Defenses
As an experienced New Jersey DUI Attorney, clients often ask me about a marijuana DWI. In New Jersey if you’re charged with a DWI or DUI that’s based on marijuana, what we look for is whether or not they took blood or urine, and then if they did, whether or not there is marijuana in your system. We all know that marijuana stays in somebody’s system for approximately 30 days, so you could have ingested marijuana a very long time ago and not “been under the influence.” The key to the case is usually whether or not a police officer can establish that you were under the influence of marijuana at the time.
With marijuana cases, very often you’ll find that the police officer smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Very often, there’s a possession charge that goes along with it or a paraphernalia charge. Still, a possession or paraphernalia charge does not prove that you were under the influence at the time of the operation that the police officer pulled you over.
It’s important to understand that the performance on the field sobriety tests or whether or not the police used a drug recognition expert on a marijuana case, which is not required, are important and critical information to talk about with your attorney if you’re charged with a marijuana DWI in the state of New Jersey.
Are you in trouble because of a marijuana DWI? Contact our experienced New Jersey DUI Attorney for guidance.