Marijuana DUI in Aliso Viejo

According to California Vehicle Code 23152(e), it is illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs in Aliso Viejo. In as much as Proposition 64 in California legalizes the recreational use of marijuana, driving under the influence of marijuana is still a crime.

Actually, what tends to happen in Aliso Viejo and in the rest of California, is that law enforcement officers are even more alert since the likelihood of a person being caught for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana is higher after the passage Prop 64.

Marijuana DUI penalties

Marijuana DUI charges are similar to other DUI charges in that they tend to escalate based on prior convictions and the severity of the specific case.

  • As a 1st time DUI offender, penalties include; a fine of between $390 and $1,000 plus assessments, 3 or 9 months of compulsory DUI school, up to 6 months in county jail and 6-10 months of Driver’s License suspension or revocation

  • As a DUI with injury felony offender, penalties include; a fine of between USD 1015 and USD 5,000 including restitution to the injured party; 18 to 30 months of compulsory DUI school, Up to 16 years in state prison and 5 years of Driver’s License suspension or revocation

Defense of a DUI marijuana charge

If you are charged with a Marijuana DUI, it is important that you get an attorney and defense team that is highly capable in DUID defense.

Some examples of defense strategies that your defense may use include; you didn’t use marijuana at all, you weren’t significantly impaired by the marijuana, or you weren’t driving.

Johnson Criminal Law Group has a track record of fighting marijuana cases effectively. Call us today to evaluate your unique case.

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