Harris County DWI Marijuana Lawyer
It is common knowledge that when a person drives a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater, they can be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Still, many people think that they can consume marijuana and get behind the wheel while others are falsely accused when law enforcement does not have evidence for a DWI.
Law enforcement does have ways to test for marijuana impairment in drivers and if you are pulled over, there may be a chance that you can be charged with a DWI marijuana and possession. A Harris County DWI marijuana lawyer can help you beat all your charges.
Our Harris County DWI Marijuana Lawyer Can Challenge Test Results
If law enforcement suspects you are DWI, they may perform many tests to collect evidence against you. Even when trying to detect alcohol, these tests do not always work and they certainly will not work when a police officer is trying to detect marijuana. As a result, they will try other tactics to collect the evidence they need.
One of the first ways in which an officer may try to confirm that you are under the influence of marijuana is to ask you to submit to field sobriety tests. The three most common include the one-leg stand, the walk-and-turn, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus tests. The results of a field sobriety test are highly subjective, and left largely to the officer’s discretion. As such, they may claim you failed these tests even when you did not.
To collect more evidence against you, a police officer may take you into the station to administer a blood or urine test. While a breath test will not detect marijuana in the system, a chemical test will. If these tests are positive, you will likely be arrested and charged.
Our Harris County DWI Marijuana Lawyer Advises on Test Refusal
Even when a chemical test does indicate there is marijuana in your system, it does not always mean it is accurate. THC, the component a test will detect, can remain in the system for as long as six weeks in some cases. This means you may face DWI marijuana charges even when you have not consumed any in weeks.
In some cases, it is better to refuse a chemical test. Although you will face certain penalties, such as a driver’s license suspension, the test results are sometimes the strongest evidence the prosecution has for their case against you. This is particularly if you failed the test but were not under the influence. You can also always request an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing to have your driving privileges restored.
Our DWI Marijuana Lawyer in Harris County Can Advise on Your Case
Being charged with driving under the influence of drugs is scary, but you do not have to face your charges alone. At Ayson Law Firm, our Harris County DWI marijuana lawyer will challenge the test results, and help you get your license back. Call us today at 832-209-2297 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case review.