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How Could Marijuana Affect My DUI Case

Posted by Moe Ahmad | Dec 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The majority of DUI arrests occur as a result of alcohol-related offenses. Individuals charged with DUI involving marijuana or other types of drugs will face DUI charges and penalties. If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Arlington Heights, hiring a criminal defense attorney from our firm to defend you will significantly improve your odds of getting your case dismissed, receiving a reduction in charges or achieving an acquittal at trial.

If the odor of marijuana is alleged to have been present in your vehicle it could be all the officer needs to establish probable cause and arrest you for a DUI with Drugs charge. Evidence that you have been driving while under the influence of marijuana will be substantiated by blood or urine testing. Drugs found on your person or in your vehicle can be used as evidence to support the case against you and will usually lead to additional charges for possession. If it is alleged you were driving under the influence of marijuana, you will face the same penalties as an alcohol-related DUI.

In alcohol-related DUI cases, an individual must have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08 percent or more before he or she is considered to be under the influence. At this point in time there is no scientific method to definitively prove the exact concentration of marijuana or THC that will lead to impaired driving. Challenging the testing and the science behind the presence of compounds found in marijuana in a blood or urine test can often be successful challenged, with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

If you are arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, we recommend you waste no time in contacting our firm. Our lead counsel is a skilled trial attorney dedicated to pursuing a favorable outcome for those accused of driving under the influence of marijuana. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offer a free consultation to get you started. To find out more about what our firm can do for you, contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney at Ahmad Law Firm today.

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Moe Ahmad

Attorney Mohammad (Moe) Ahmad received his Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School. As a skilled trial lawyer and former prosecutor of the...

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