Defense Attorney Against Drug-Related DUI Charges
In Oregon, you can be charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII or DUI) if you have drugs in your system such as marijuana or even legally prescribed medications. Due to zero-tolerance laws, a traffic stop in Oregon can lead to serious criminal charges if you have drugs in your system.
I am Portland drug DUI defense attorney Andy Green. As a former CLS prosecutor for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Oregon, I know how the state handles drug-related DUI cases. This puts me in a good position to identify defenses.
What if I Smoked Only a Small Quantity of Marijuana?
The test that is used to measure THC in your bloodstream does not give a quantifiable amount. Any TCH in your system can lead to DUI charges. Since THC remains in your system for several weeks, you can be charged with DUI if you smoked marijuana in the past month. One possible defense I can raise as your lawyer is that the state can’t prove when you smoked.