New York DWI Attorney Discusses Receiving a Marijuana DWI Charge
In New York, if you’re charged with a DWI based on marijuana, we all know that marijuana stays within a person’s system for approximately 30 days. The key to trying to defend against that would be to suggest that the police officer cannot prove that you were under the influence of marijuana at the time of the operation of the motor vehicle. It’s important that you let your New York DWI Attorney know the circumstances of that DWI case and how you were operating the motor vehicle. I’ve had cases as an experienced New York DWI Attorney where a client was charged with a marijuana DWI where they were arrested at a checkpoint. Essentially, the police officer did not see much driving; just a few feet of driving. It’s a little hard for the State to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were under the influence if they didn’t see any aberrant driving, any difficult driving, or any traffic infraction.