In November 2018, the first pot shops opened up in Massachusetts. While recreational marijuana is legal in the Commonwealth, “baked driving,” or driving under the influence of marijuana, is not. In fact, this is charged as a DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) and carries very harsh penalties.
THC can stay in a person’s system for weeks after ingesting marijuana. This means that a smoker can get arrested for an OUI when they least expect it- even if they are not under the influence at that time. We have noticed an uptick in these types of cases and expect that police will be targeting marijuana users as a source for easy arrests.
If you have been arrested for a DUI stemming out of use of marijuana, please know that this is a serious charge and, if not handled properly, you can be wrongfully convicted. A conviction will result in a license suspension and possibly jail time, depending on your prior driving and/or criminal history. You may also see an increase in insurance premiums and you will have a DUI on your permanent criminal history.
Fortunately, there is hope. Attorney Michael Bowser has never lost a DUI Marijuana case. Ever. He has exclusive scientific training in how to challenge marijuana cases and uses that knowledge to fight for his clients. Not every attorney knows how to handle these cases correctly because of the complex scientific and legal issues involved.
Attorney Bowser was recently interviewed on WCAP’s Expert Network program about driving after using marijuana and the legal ramifications, as well as about his stellar courtroom record. Please take a listen:
If you have a DUI marijuana case, Mike Bowser would like to speak to you. Please give him a call at 888-526-9737 for a free, detailed case consultation.