Marijuana DUI Defense Attorneys
Protecting Anchorage Drivers from Wrongful Conviction
Marijuana may officially be legal now in the state of Alaska, but you will
still need the help of
Denali Law Group if you are pulled over under the influence of marijuana in Anchorage.
Marijuana DUI’s are treated the same as DUI’s under the influence
of alcohol – the main difference being that police officers do not
yet have the same immediate roadside testing for a driver under the influence
of alcohol. Still, drivers under the influence of marijuana will face
driving suspension, jail time, community service, and further consequences
without the help of an experienced Anchorage
DUI defense attorney.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can defend you.
How Marijuana Affects Driving Ability
Similar to the effects of alcohol and sleep deprivation on driving, those
impaired by marijuana are not exactly aware of their own impairment. To
the driver, driving seems normal, but in reality, the following necessary
skills a driver needs to have are negatively affected:
- Reaction time
- Short-term memory
- Hand-eye coordination
- Perception of time and distance
The above listed impairments are almost identical to those listed in referring
to the negative effects of alcohol, meaning that by law, you are just
as impaired, drove voluntarily, and are then in serious legal trouble.
How Police Officers Test for Marijuana DUI
Though there is not yet something like a breathalyzer for those intoxicated
by THC, there are still are tests officers can legally perform. In addition
to the same kinds of roadside sobriety tests, an officer can arrest you
and, upon booking, take a blood sample for evidence. If this blood sample
comes back with a certain level of THC detected, the courts may then assume
that you were under the influence of the chemical at the time you were driving.
Here’s where the help of the Denali Legal Group comes in:
- Any marijuana user will fail that test if they have used it within weeks
or even months of the time he or she was driving.
- The THC level present in your blood does nothing to prove that you were
under the influence at the precise time you were pulled over. At best,
it suggests that notion.
- Our team will fight this unjust method of testing.
Your Anchorage Marijuana DUI Defense Attorney
The Anchorage DUI Lawyers at the Denali Legal Group do not believe that
you should drive under the influence of marijuana. It can be just as deadly
as driving under the influence of alcohol. We do believe, however, that
the method of testing for marijuana DUI can be flawed, and we want to
protect the innocent from unfair, ungrounded legal recourse.
We are your team to call if you or someone you know has recently been pulled
over and arrest for a marijuana DUI in Anchorage.
Call us today!