You probably know this now, but the lapse in judgment that led to your recent DUI arrest is likely to cause you headaches that linger beyond the day after the party. Even before your trial or conviction, you may begin to experience the negative consequences. For example, your current employer may decide to discipline or even terminate you because of the incident.
Suppose you are heading home after a nice evening out with friends at your favorite local restaurant in California. You're traveling along, listening to some music and feeling happy and rejuvenated after a fun time. The next thing you know, you've caught a glimpse of flashing red and blue lights in your rear-view mirror. An entire evening's worth of fun comes to a screeching halt as you realize police are pulling you over.
The last thing you want while visiting California is a DUI or DWI charge. If charged with drunk driving in California, it is important to effectively and promptly confront these charges. Your legal matter will not disappear once you cross state lines, and you may benefit from the assistance of an attorney to help you deal with this matter.
As detailed in SF Weekly, you can be arrested "for a marijuana DUI in California if law enforcement makes the determination that you are high while driving and that [it's] impairing your driving ability."
In short, you can be arrested for DUI if you have smoked marijuana and drove a motor vehicle. This is true even if you have a valid medical marijuana identification card (MMIC). Under California law, it is illegal for anyone to drive while under the influence of any drugs, or a combination of drugs and alcohol. In practice, however, the government may have serious difficulties proving beyond a reasonable doubt that a driver who smoked marijuana was intoxicated.
A judge recently dismissed a case involving a woman arrested in New York for DUI with a .3 blood alcohol level.
A fatal car accident that occurred in Morgan Hill Aug. 30 may have been the result of drunk driving, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident happened around 12:55 a.m. on northbound Santa Teresa Boulevard. According to reports, a 24-year-old San Martin man was driving along the boulevard when the car that he was driving crashed into a Jeep being driven by a 34-year-old Morgan Hill man.