With the legalization of recreational marijuana in California police officer want you to know that if you drive high you can get a DUI. But there is no per se limit or chemical threshold like the .08 blood alcohol level, for driving after consuming marijuana. DUI prosecutions for driving under the influence of cannabis are based on police officer observations of driving and of the driver.
NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported to Congress in July 2017 that setting THC levels for driving “is not meaningful.” THC, Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive component in marijuana. Not having a THC threshold limit can make marijuana DUI difficult to prosecute.
A drinking and driving conviction for a first offense in Marin County or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area can result in punishment including probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail under the California Vehicle Code. Drivers with multiple DUI offenses for driving under the influence face even greater punishment. Whether arrested for DUI in Dixon, Vacaville, Fairfield, Vallejo, or Benicia, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence, traffic or criminal charges in Marin County, San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.