While nearby states have laws allowing the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, Utah still criminalizes the drug. Out-of-state travelers visiting or driving through the state could find themselves charged with a crime. Regardless of the laws that other states have passed, serious criminal consequences could be the result of a DUI charge involving medical marijuana.
Utah Marijuana Defense Lawyer
I founded Catherine Cleveland, P.C., to protect the rights of Utah residents and visitors arrested for various crimes. Blood alcohol concentrations must be at .08 for those 21 or over. Any trace of marijuana — medical or otherwise — will begin a frightening chain of events. If you have been charged with a medical marijuana DUI, you must take immediate action. Secure the legal advocacy you need.
Salt Lake City Medicinal Marijuana DUI Defense Attorney
Zero tolerance to marijuana use while operating a motor vehicle is taken seriously among Utah law enforcement. You may be suffering an illness where marijuana provides a certain amount of relief to pain and other physical difficulties. For a Utah police officer, medical needs are not the issue.
If a blood or urine test shows the smallest amount, you will be subject to an immediate 48-hour imprisonment for a first offense. That happens before a trial commences. A conviction on a medical marijuana DUI is a maximum six months of incarceration.
An arrest does not mean a conviction is imminent. With my help, I can get to the facts of your case and attend to every detail from the initial stop to the testing. You need that level of dedicated representation when personal and professional futures are at stake.
Contact a Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
To talk with me about the criminal penalties you face following a DUI arrest involving medical marijuana, call my Salt Lake City law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online. Reasonable payment plans are available.