Marijuana DUI Lawyer
When most people think of a DUI, alcohol is usually what comes to mind. However, with the unfortunate increase in opioid addiction and the unprecedented changes to marijuana laws at both the State and Federal level, a DUI charge can routinely involve any number of controlled substances.
Rhode Island has a zero tolerance drugged driving law enacted for cannabis and other controlled substances. Under the eyes of the law, a person can be found guilty of a DUI if he or she drives while under the influence of drugs, or any controlled substance for that matter, as determined with a tested positive blood or urine sample. It is also illegal to possess marijuana while operating a vehicle. However, there is an exception for medical marijuana patients. If you are registered with the State as a medicinal patient, then the court cannot prosecute you.
Marijuana is a complex issue that will continue to evolve legally as our country navigates unchartered waters. Punishments for marijuana DUIs vary drastically. You need a DUI lawyer to help you in a case like this.
If you’ve been charged with a DUI or “drugged driving”, without an experienced lawyer it can be difficult to understand your rights and develop a solid defense strategy. Sheeley Law understands the criminal justice system and what is at stake for our clients. Attorney Ann Sheeley carefully prepares each case, looking for factual issues or flaws in the prosecutor’s case that could lead to a positive outcome because RESULTS MATTER.
If You've Been Convicted, You May Qualify for a Hardship License
Rhode Island now has a conditional Hardship License which may allow you to continue driving to and from work, school or medical appointments. Call Sheeley Law to see if this might apply to you.