Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Georgia
When an officer suspects a person of impaired driving, a breath, blood, or urine test may be administered. While marijuana won’t show up in a breathalyzer test, it can show up in a blood or urine test. Because it’s metabolites stay in the system for a period of time, you can still test positive for it even if you have not used it in days or weeks.
A skilled defense lawyer may challenge the results of your chemical test if you had only a small amount of marijuana in your system at the time of your arrest. A toxicologist or forensic specialist may act as an expert witness to explain it didn't actually impair your ability to drive; therefore, you weren’t actually “under the influence.”
If you are convicted of this type of offense, you could be sentenced to jail time, probation, drug abuse treatment, DUI School, community service, court costs, and fines. You may also be placed on probation for a period of 12 months, and your license can be suspended. If you had marijuana in your vehicle at the time of arrest, you could also face serious substance possession charges as well.
The important thing to remember at this time is that an arrest does not necessarily mean you will be convicted. Head, Thomas, Webb and Willis has handled countless driving under the influence of marijuana cases, many with successful results. We are able to handle charges anywhere in the state, and our rates are extremely affordable.
To begin fighting your pending charges in Georgia, fill out our online form or call us today and an attorney will provide you with a FREE case evaluation. In addition, you will receive a FREE copy of The DUI Book, written by partner William C. Head, and a FREE administrative license appeal letter to contest your automatic license suspension.
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