Why the trouble is just starting for Marijuana and DUI

With the legalization of recreational and medical Marijuana around the country, it appears that companies and the government are moving forward with efforts to crack down on DUI coupled with Marijuana arrests (or DUI Drugs arrest), (WSBTV, GPB).

The pot breathalyzer seems to be making headway and is being considered by law enforcement to assist with their pursuit in arresting drivers for driving under the influence of marijuana.  Officers believe that their standardized field sobriety tests “can be foiled by breath mints and visine.”

It doesn’t matter where you find yourself in Georgia all of the police force (Johns Creek Police, Alpharetta Police, Milton Police, DeKalb County Police, City of Decatur Police, Atlanta, Police Gwinnett County Police and the list goes on) examine drivers for not just alcohol DUI but also for DUI Drugs. With any of the police force that is out there, these officer investigations can lead to to a DUI if they suspect the driver has been drinking or using drugs. With the advent of this oncoming pot breathalyzer they may have a advantage in detection.

As a result of the Governor’s office of Highway Safety teaming up with various organizations, including the HEAT and TEAM division of local counties, the cops are cracking down on impaired driving. However, Like much of the evaluations that officers use for sobriety detection there will be some issues with assumptions that the officers will have to make in order for their evaluations to be true in determining if someone is under the influence.

If you have been accused by the police of driving under the influence of alcohol or DUI Drugs, then you need help from a trained DUI attorney. Should YOU find that you either don’t want to face the court alone or simply feel that you need help from an attorney then give our office a call regarding your citations. There are facts to every case where defenses can be raised for anyone charged with driving under the influence. Each situation is different from the other and requires a evaluation of all the information in order to properly mount a defense and a effective negotiation with the prosecutor’s office.

Remember that every DUI case is different because not two sets of facts are the same. Application of the above case law to your situation would take examination of the facts surrounding your case and applying this case law properly to create a properly mounted defense for YOUR arrest.

Our office has 24 hour response lines and can answer your questions and help you. Give our team of DUI defense lawyers a call at 404-445-8494. We can help you mount a proper defense for your situation.
















Michael D Barber
Georgia Lawyer specializing in DUI, Drug Charges & Criminal Defense