Driving under the influence of any substance is a serious charge and could affect your record for some time. If you’ve been arrested and need help defending yourself, seek out a Terre Haute marijuana DUI attorney for help.
While many states have legalized marijuana (Indiana is not one of them), state laws still restrict the use of these substances. While your doctor may have recommended the substance, driving under the influence of marijuana is still a serious charge.
If you’ve been charged with a marijuana DUI, you’ll need to fight back to avoid the major consequences that come with a DUI. Fortunately, that’s where a lawyer from the Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm can step in. Our Terre Haute marijuana DUI lawyer can fight for you in court and make sure you don’t suffer the consequences for a DUI.
Consequences for Marijuana DUIs in Indiana
A marijuana DUI is similar to a typical DUI, with a major exception: It’s illegal to have any amount of cannabis-based substances in your system when you’re pulled over. Since the substance is illegal in Indiana, there’s a zero-tolerance rule in place for it.
If you believe there’s no way to fight back and you plead guilty, the consequences can be serious. A DUI is a Class C misdemeanor for your first offense, which means you could face the following consequences:
- Fines of up to $5,000
- Jail time of up to one year
- License suspension for up to two years
- A criminal record
Even after you serve your time, you could still be facing consequences. Even a misdemeanor can make finding a job or housing difficult, and if you want custody of your children, your charges may be used against you. So, it’s best to fight while you have a chance to have your sentence reduced or your charges dropped.
How Can I Fight Marijuana DWI Charges?
Finding the right defense for your marijuana DUI charges will depend on your situation, which our attorneys will use to craft the best defense possible for your situation. However, there are a few common options we see for those charged with a marijuana DUI.
First, note that refusing to be drug tested will not be a valid way to defend yourself. According to Indiana law, you are consenting to be tested if you are operating a vehicle. If you refuse, your license will be revoked for a year.
While having a valid prescription for the drug may be a defense for your case, you’ll need to be sure that you do have the prescription. If your doctor recommended it without a prescription, for example, you wouldn’t be able to use this as a defense.
As such, it can be difficult to fight back without the experience of an attorney. A lawyer will have the tools to fight back against your DUI accusation and any related charges, providing the best defense possible. This is especially important because marijuana laws are changing across the country, and you’ll need to know the most important and recent changes for your case.
Talk to a Terre Haute Marijuana DWI Lawyer
When you’ve been pulled over and tested, you might feel like there’s no point in fighting a marijuana DUI. In fact, it can be difficult to fight back without the help you need. Fortunately, you have options with the lawyers at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm.
Our attorneys will fight to reduce the penalties you face or have them dismissed completely, helping you avoid the lasting consequences that could hurt you. If you’ve been charged and need help fighting back, contact a Terre Haute marijuana DUI lawyer by calling 1-812-232-7400 or by completing the online form below.