Drug DUI Case Results in Dismissal
My client was charged with Vehicle Code section 23152(a) in San Mateo County due to driving while under the influence of marijuana, i.e., DUI marijuana. She was also charged with driving on a suspended license under Vehicle Code section 14601.1(a). In this case my client was stopped by a California Highway Patrol officer after she was observed speeding on Highway 101 (78 MPH) and crossing over the lane divider multiple times. After the CHP officer informs her that he smells marijuana, my client told the officer that she just finished a blunt – which she just threw out of the window! A search of my client's purse reveals marijuana and a pipe. We retain a defense expert to testify about the effects of marijuana on an individual's motor functions and ability to operate a motor vehicle. Guess what happened prior to trial. Dismissed.