As states begin to legalize marijuana, researchers have been looking into whether smoking marijuana impairs individuals’ ability to drive. There is concern that if more drivers are smoking marijuana, there will be more highway deaths. If an accident occurs after smoking marijuana, criminal lawyers will argue that the marijuana did not impair people’s ability to drive.
Medical Marijuana is legal in Minnesota. In addition, Medical marijuana is now legal in many other states. However, some states have also legalized recreational use of marijuana. Those include Colorado and the State of Washington. In all of our states, it is illegal to drive while impaired by marijuana. Some common side effects are slow decision making and difficulty with mult- tasking. Usually people are aware of their surroundings and of the fact that they are impaired. When combining alcohol and marijuana together, the risk of an accident could be higher than with just one of the substances alone. Most states have not set exact (or “per se”) levels for the amount of marijuana allowed in ones system prior to driving. Usually police do not test for drugs unless something suspicious leads an officer to believe that drugs were involved. There is a lot of differing research on the effect of marijuana while driving a vehicle, which makes it a good issue for criminal lawyers.
If you have been charged with driving while impaired and marijuana was in your system, contact Max A. Keller. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys offers a free consultation. Not all criminal lawyers offer a free consultation. Criminal lawyers are necessary throughout a criminal case to ensure your rights are protected. Max Keller will defend your case and argue that marijuana was not correlated to any ticket you received. Max Keller has won a jury trial on a DWI of marijuana case. Max Keller practices throughout Minnesota and explains the criminal process thoroughly to his clients. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. Call 952-913-1421 as soon as possible if you have been charged with a crime.