The consequences of a DUI conviction can follow you for years afterward. This is why it is important that you make sure that if accused, you fight your charges as best you can. Being under the influence of any substance, including legal ones, while inside a vehicle can result in a DUI accusation, even if you may not have been driving at the time.
In Simi Valley, California, a police officer arrested a man sitting behind the steering wheel of a car parked in an unnamed neighborhood. Inside the car, police described finding a “small pharmacy of marijuana products” in the front and back seats of the vehicle. The officer approached the suspect and a young passenger while they were allegedly consuming the product.
When the driver produced a medical marijuana card, the police were unable to arrest him for possession of the drug. Since the car was parked, they were also unable to legally provide proof of having driven the vehicle while under the influence. Police photos prove the presence of dozens of medical marijuana “pop top” bottles, baggies, and a glass water pipe.
The driver was later arrested and released for he charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police have issued a stern warning to the public and those who have medical marijuana cards: “Keep your pot out of your car and off the roads.”
Have you or someone you love been accused of DUI? If so, you will need representation to make sure that your case is handled as effectively as possible. Adequate representation can affect the severity of your charges and how it affects your future. Contact our firm today.