Marijuana DUI in Los Angeles

On How To Defend Marijuana DUI In Los Angeles

May 27, 2014

Los Angeles city is using federal grants to prosecute Marijuana DUIs.  Rumor has it that the grants involve training and hiring prosecutors and police officer to recognize symptoms of marijuana impairment.  The training of officers can involve certification as drug recognition expert (DRE), a special qualification within LAPD that permits the police officers to testify as experts and to give opinion that a person who he examined is under the influence of drugs.  During DUI investigation in Los Angeles,  DRE will check pulse, look at gums, observe presence of nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), check for dilation of pupils, test reaction etc.  There is no requirement under the law that driver submits to DRE for an examination; therefore, drivers suspected of […]

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What To Do If You Are Arrested For a Marijuana DUI in Los Angeles

May 24, 2014

Currently, the Los Angeles City Attorney Office and the Los Angeles County District Attorney Office prosecute Marijuana DUI’s with less vigor then they do alcohol related DUI.  If you are arrested for a Marijuana DUI, please call our office at (818) 921 7744 to talk to Los Angeles Marijuana DUI attorney. Both prosecuting agencies in Greater Los Angeles area are less aggressive in prosecuting Marijuana DUI because the science to support the conviction is simply not there.   Unlike alcohol related DUI, there are no broadly recognized studies that link specific level of marijuana in blood to impairment.  Even more so, prosecuting alcohol related DUI is not linked to impairment; instead, Los Angles DUI prosecutor can rely on statutory (and […]

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