An Ignition Interlock is required if convicted of Marijuana DUI
As of December 6, 2012, the state of Washington enacted a specific Marijuana DUI statute which made driving after having a set limit of THC in the blood stream illegal. The law also established an administrative licensing requirement in order for the driver to keep their license. The law has changed to make law enforcement and courts treat marijuana DUIs the same way they driving under the influence of alcohol. In Washington it is now unlawful for drivers to operate a motor vehicle with .05 nanograms or greater of THC in the blood stream as determined by an authorized blood draw and analysis. Those who are convicted under this statute will face the same DUI penalties as one convicted under the alcohol DUI statute. One major difference is that a blood test showing a level of THC greater than or equal to .05 will now require the Washington DOL to take an administrative action against the driver's license as it would for .08 or higher alcohol cases. If the action was upheld, it would mean a license suspension of 90 days to two years depending on the driver's history. This law is unique to our State and very few defense attorneys really understand how to fight this crime. Because of the nature of the law it is even more critical your lawyer understands field sobriety tests, DREs (drug recognition experts) and how to challenge the blood draw. The attorneys at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly are highly qualified and experienced in defending marijuana DUI cases. Call them now for more information.
Deferred Prosecution will dismiss your Snohomish DUI
If you are facing a criminal charge in for a marijuana DUI in Everett Municipal Court you have too much to lose. You need aggressive and experienced representation and starts with one of our DUI attorneys. Hiring Washington State marijuana DUI attorney David N. Jolly is your best defense and the smartest thing you can do to protect yourself in court. He is the author of the award winning Drug DUI Handbook and the Marijuana DUI Handbook. No other Washington State attorney has authored a book specifically on drug DUIs and therefore no other attorney is as well qualified to defend you in court. Mr. Jolly and the other lawyers at the Firm understand what specific defense strategies work in defending these drug DUI cases. You can trust that Mr. Jolly and the other attorneys at the law Firm will do everything possible to fight your charges and challenge every aspect of your case. We also work with experts in the field and can hire them to help you defeat your charge in court. We care about our clients and care the results we obtain in court. We will do everything we can to defend you successfully in Everett Municipal Court. Please call us for a free consultation, we would love to talk with you and start a solid defense of your case now. Our office is located across the street from both the Snohomish County District Court and Everett Municipal Court.
If you want an Everett Marijuana DUI Lawyer who really understands this area of the law, contact the Everett DUI Law Firm of David N. Jolly today at (425) 493-1115 today for knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive defense.
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If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana you may not receive a court date immediately. This is slightly unusual for DUIs in Everett Municipal Court as typically you will appear in that court within a few days of your arrest. However, the City of Everett must first obtain the blood draw results from the State of Washington toxicologist and this may take many days or even weeks. However, following your arrest it is very important you consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible following your release from custody. A DUI of marijuana conviction will result in the same penalties you would face if convicted of an alcohol DWI charge, so the Everett Municipal Judge and City of Everett prosecutor will take your case very seriously. So should you!
If you are having legal troubles in Washington, and need legal advice for a DUI in Everett, Snohomish County Washington, the Law Firm of David N. Jolly is here for you! If this is your first time dealing with the legal system in Washington, or if you were unhappy with your previous attorney, the Law Firm of David N. Jolly can be a great help! Our Everett County criminal defense law firm prides itself on the ability to provide top notch legal representation for the Western counties of Washington State. Our knowledge regarding marijuana DUI defense in Everett is second to none, highlighted by the fact that our book, the Marijuana DUI Handbook for the first of its kind in the USA and took hundreds of hours to research and write.
DIf you are driving a motor vehicle on the streets of Everett, Snohomish County, after consuming marijuana you are in serious danger of being arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana. In the State of Washington the law for driving under the influence of marijuana or other drugs is treated the same as the law for drinking and driving. The penalties for the crime are also exactly the same and include mandatory jail in the Snohomish County jail, conveniently located directly across the street from the City of Everett Municipal Court. In addition to jail, you will face a license suspension, expensive fines, increase in insurance premiums and even an ignition interlock device (even though the device measures alcohol from a breath sample, not marijuana – remember the law is not always logical). The City of Everett Police Department take DUI of marijuana cases very seriously and have been trained to detect the presence of marijuana on a driver and will take steps to investigate should they suspect you have consumed it. Such steps include involving a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) who will take the driver through a specifically designed 12-step process to gather an opinion on the level of impairment by drugs. Further, the Everett police officer will take you to the closed hospital to get a blood draw following an arrest for driving under the influence of marijuana. In Everett and all of Snohomish County marijuana DUIs are treated more seriously than anywhere else in the Country, so it is critical you consult with an attorney who understands who to defend this area of law in Snohomish County courts and most particularly, the City of Everett Municipal Court.
DUI Victim Panel is required and is done weekly in Everett
Abstain for Marijuana as you will be tested during the evaluation
Solid DUI defense is the only guarantee for improvement
If you have been arrested for a Marijuana DUI in Everett, Snohomish County call us immediately!
If you have been arrested for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana (Marijuana DUI) in the City of Everett, you must immediately seek advice from an experienced Everett Marijuana DUI Lawyer. We are those attorneys! With more than 20 years of DUI practice and having authored 14 DUI books, including the Drug DUI Handbook and the Marijuana DUI Handbook, we have the experience and knowledge you need on your side. We offer a wide range of DUI fees to accommodate virtually all budgets. Call us for a FREE consultation.
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