As a California driver in Fresno County, you know that it is illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. But what if you are a medical marijuana user? The state of California still makes it illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs, which includes marijuana, regardless if it is medical or not.
If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence in Fresno, an officer will conduct several Fresno DUI field sobriety tests as well as a breathalyzer and/or blood test. The breathalyzer will provide officials with a certain percentage, if you have been drinking, but do not provide any information on whether you had been smoking marijuana. The blood test would determine if any trace of alcohol and/or drug is in your system.
Unfortunately, those who use marijuana for medical purposes may be in trouble as the traces of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) linger in the body for a much longer period of time. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI, contact our leading DUI Attorney’s today at 559-233-3724! We will provide you with legal advice throughout your entire case!