Impaired Driving Involving Marijuana in Albertan
DUI charges are not limited to alcohol-related instances only. Law enforcement officers can charge you for driving under the influence of prescription and/or recreational drugs. Cases of recreational drug related DUIs are becoming more common as basically any drug can be classified as a narcotic, depending on how it is being used.
Driving under the influence of drugs is one of the most common form of impaired driving offenses in Saskatchewan’s legal system. Marijuana-related DUIs are becoming more and more common as many people are unaware of how it impairs their ability to drive.
Signs Of Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
There are several signs that may indicate to a police officer that you have been driving under the influence of marijuana.
- Smell of marijuana in the car
- Erratic driving behaviours
- Slurred Speech
- Impaired cognitive function
- Impaired motor skills
- Driving excessively slowly
- Bloodshot eyes
Building a Defense for a Cannabis-related DUI
There are several ways to address a marijuana-related DUI charge. An experienced drug DUI lawyer will examine your case, and assess the options available to you. Flaws in police procedure, from point of arrest to point of testing, can help your case in court. Depending on the types of flaws found, your defense lawyer’s strategy can lead to reduced charges, or ideally, having your case dismissed/charges dropped.
Contact Our Marijuana DWI Defense Lawyers in Grand Prairie
If you have been charged with a pot-related impaired driving offense, in Grand Prairie, our team of experienced DUI lawyers can assess your case, and help build your defense. The dedicated lawyers at Slaferek Callihoo are committed to helping you to reduce the severity of cannabis-related impaired driving charges – we are committed to using our knowledge and experience to ensure that you are informed of all available options.