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Can I get a DUI for medical marijuana?

On Behalf of | Dec 2, 2021 | Drug Charges, Drunk Driving

Too many DUIs on your record can mean losing your license and having to find new ways to get around. While it is no secret how serious Florida DUI consequences can be for driving while under the influence of alcohol, but what about medical marijuana?

More and more people have been able to earn a license for medical marijuana, but they still may not know critical information about their new license. If you have a medical marijuana license, it is important to know what the law says about using marijuana and driving.

Critical information for medical marijuana license holders

While there are legal limits for blood alcohol content (BAC) that permit driving under a certain limit, there are no limits for medical marijuana. This does not mean that you can consume as much of it as you want before driving; it actually means the opposite: any amount of marijuana in your system is too much.

Even if you have a prescription for medical marijuana, it is not a valid defense against DUI charges. If an officer asks you if you consumed any marijuana before driving, never admit to anything. You may feel like there is no saving yourself at a traffic stop, but there are viable defenses against these charges and admitting to the DUI can ruin your chances at them. THC can remain in your system for days, which means that police may need additional evidence to charge you, and an admission of guilt may be just what they are looking for.

Do not risk your license

While the consequences of a DUI add up with each prior offense, even a single offense can be too much for a record. If you are facing DUI charges for marijuana, consult with an experienced attorney to develop the strategy you need to overcome your charges.