Protecting Your Rights After an Arrest
Marijuana has been making national headlines as of late, with many counties throughout the country legalized the drug for recreational use. With Arizona falling under the list of legalized marijuana states, the amount of drivers operating vehicles under the influence could potentially increase. Police officers are always on the lookout for drivers under the influence, and if you have been arrested, you need to contact an attorney right away.
At the Law Office of Jonathan L. Warshaw, I am proud to have over 15 years of experience as a lawyer and prior experience as a police officer and prosecutor. I know what patrolling officers look for and how they test for potential marijuana DUIs and I will use my knowledge to your defense. For more information, contact a Gilbert criminal defense attorney from my firm!
How Marijuana Levels Are Tested at a DUI Stop
Unlike alcohol levels, marijuana cannot be tested via a breath test, which means arresting officers are required to order a urine or blood analysis to test for marijuana levels in suspects. According to Arizona law, you must consent to any testing or risk losing your driver's license for up to one year.
If you are arrested and convicted of a marijuana DUI, you could be facing:
- Up to 6 months in jail.
- Mandatory court-ordered classes for substance abuse.
- Driver's license suspensions.
- Up to $3,500 in fines related to the arrest.
You Can Protect Yourself From DUI Charges
There are various defenses that an experienced attorney may be able to use to protect you from a DUI charge. If the blood draw or urine sample was contaminated, I can contest it. If the traffic stop was illegal, I can contest it. I look into all aspects of your arrest and investigate all evidence in accordance to your charges. You can be sure your case is in good hands!
For more information on how I can help, contact my office and schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible. My Gilbert criminal defense attorney firm can be reached at 480-390-2537.