Will Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Lead to Arrest for DUI?

Many people ask whether or not they can be prosecuted for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) if the person arrested blows below the legal limit? The answer is yes.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will request that you submit to a urine test to detect the presence of drugs in your system. If any drug is detected, the State Attorney’s Office can still choose to prosecute the DUI.

According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, marijuana is the most common illegal substance used by people who report driving after using. Marijuana is also believed to be the most commonly used drug in America. It can still be in your system well after the effects of the marijuana are gone. The prosecutor will have to prove that the person arrested for DUI was effected to the extent his normal faculties were impaired while driving a car.

If you have any questions about marijuana use and Driving Under the Influence, call our Experienced Jacksonville DUI Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.