Delaware Marijuana DUI Mandatory Sentences
A driving under the influence charge can happen one of two ways in Delaware. If you have been drinking alcoholic beverages and are above the legal limit of .08 and are pulled over you can be arrested for DUI in New Castle County, Delaware. The second way you can be arrested for driving under the influence in Delaware is if you are under the influence of drugs. Marijuana is a very common street drug in New Castle County, Delaware, Kent County, Delaware and Sussex County, Delaware. People often smoke marijuana and then opt to operate a motor vehicle which can lead to being arrested. If you are facing Delaware Marijuana DUI charges you should immediately speak with a Delaware Marijuana DUI Lawyer.
Penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Delaware
A DUI conviction, even a first offense, can disrupt your life now and in the future. Upon conviction you will face severe fines, fees, increased insurance premiums and a loss of driving privileges. You may also face up to 6 months in jail.
If you were found with drugs in the car at the time of the DUI arrest you will face additional charges related to the drugs such as marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The consequences for these charges can be substantially more severe than the DUI charges and can involve fines, fees, community service and jail time.
Signs of Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
There are several signs that can indicate that you were possibly driving under the influence of marijuana. They are:
- Smell of marijuana in car
- Driving excessively slowly
- Erratic driving behaviors
- Slurred speech
- Bloodshot eyes
- Impaired cognitive function
- Impaired motor skills
Defending a Marijuana DUI in Delaware
Delaware Marijuana DUI defense differs from conventional alcohol induced DUI defense. Initially it must be established that the police had reason to pull you over. Once it is established that the police had sufficient reason to pull you over the focus of the defense may shift to how was the marijuana detected in your system. Typically a blood or urine test is used to determine the concentration of THC, a breakdown product of marijuana consumption, in your blood or urine. There can be flaws in a marijuana blood or urine test that can help your case in court. Flaws may be test accuracy, was the marijuana medically prescribed and how long had it been since you ingested it prior to driving. I will use my in depth knowledge of Delaware DUI Law and Delaware Marijuana Laws to devise a solid and strategic defense. Having your charges dropped or dismissed is his ultimate goal. If that cannot happen I will do my best to have the charges lessened.
Contact a Kent County Delaware Marijuana DWI Defense Lawyer
Call me, University Of Delaware Marijuana DUI Lawyer Brian J. Chapman to discuss your case at 302-656-2528. Or, you can contact Delaware Cannabis DUI Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman here via email. You need an experienced and aggressive defense attorney who truly has your best interest in mind. I will use my years of experience, knowledge and resources to achieve the best result for you.
I also specialize in defending non-Delaware residents who have been charged with DUI, traffic violations and drug crimes in surrounding states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.