DUI, Drugs, and Marijuana Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you have been charged with a marijuana, drug, or alcohol-related DUI, the Law Office of Bruce M. Margolin in Los Angeles can help. With over 50 years of experience defending DUI cases, Mr. Margolin has the knowledge and success rate to properly represent you in your case. Driving under the influence of marijuana is not legal in California. California marijuana laws are complex and leave several opportunities open for marijuana users to be arrested.
Rules in Order to Possess or Use Marijuana for Recreational Use:
- User must be over the age of 21
- User is prohibited to possess more than one ounce of marijuana, or its equivalent in concentrated forms
- User can grow for their personal use, but must only have a maximum of six plants
- User cannot buy marijuana commercially unless they have a medical marijuana card issued by the state
- User cannot buy marijuana unless the dispensary is authorized to sell it
- User cannot smoke in a public space
How Can a Prosecutor Prove a Driver was Impaired by Marijuana While Driving?
There is no easy or straightforward test to verify a marijuana DUI. A police officer might ask you to give a blood or urine sample after your arrest. If a person does not comply to these tests, there are certain penalties you could face. Still, these tests can only confirm whether or not you had used marijuana and the amount that was active in your system at the time. Unlike testing for alcohol, there is no number or level for acknowledging a high amount of THC.
Prosecutors cannot prove impairment with just a blood or urine test. There are several other factors that come into play—such as your driving behavior, how recently you consumed marijuana, statements you made, your behavior, appearance, and field sobriety tests. If you have been charged with a marijuana or alcohol-related DUI, it is best not to try and handle it yourself. Instead, contact The Law Office of Bruce M. Margolin to obtain a consultation.
California DUI Attorney
If you’re pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you should turn to a California DWI lawyer. Whether this is the first time that you have been charged with driving while intoxicated or you have a record, a felony attorney can ensure that you receive the rights that are afforded to you under the law. This can help you to avoid the damaging consequences that accompany a conviction, from skyrocketing insurance rates to losing your license. A California DUI lawyer can work on your behalf to have the charges dismissed or reduced.
Experienced California DWI Lawyer
You need an experienced advocate representing your rights against such serious charges. While many felony attorney teams charge for an initial consultation, the California DWI lawyers at The Law Offices of Bruce M. Margolin, Esq. offer clients a free initial consultation. As a leading California DUI lawyer, Bruce M. Margolin, Esq. has more than 40 years of experience, during which time he has represented thousands of clients on drug and alcohol related offenses. During your free consultation his team will provide feedback about the merits of your case and its best possible outcome.
In addition to providing you with representation for driving under the influence, the firm can also defend you if you face additional charges related to the offense. Bruce M. Margolin is recognized as an authority on marijuana laws and can defend you if you were found in possession of the drug. By conducting thorough investigations for his clients, this expert California DWI lawyer will work to improve your chances of avoiding a conviction through plea bargain or dismissal.