Marijuana use is at an all-time high in the country and legal in some states. However, in Pennsylvania, marijuana is still considered a controlled substance. If you were arrested for a marijuana related DUI in Delaware County, Chester County or the Philadelphia area you need to contact the Law Offices of Robert L. Schwarz today.
Often I have clients that are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) who tell me that they did not smoke the day they were pulled over and do not understand how they can still be charged. I explain to them that even if he/she was not high at the time he/she may still have a controlled substance in their system. If you are arrested for driving under the influence and there is marijuana in your blood you can still be charged with a DUI even if you did not smoke that day.
In Pennsylvania, an individual may not drive or operate a vehicle with a controlled substance in their system. In marijuana cases, Pennsylvania uses a “per se” limit to determine intoxication. The “per se” limit is one nanogram of active THC per millimeter of blood (1 ng/ml).
While you may not have been high, if you recently smoked and were arrested for DUI you could still be charged. Marijuana can stay in an individual’s blood for at least thirty (30) days. It is important that you have an attorney obtain a copy of your blood test results to determine if you will be considered under the influence of marijuana. Call the Law Offices of Robert L. Schwarz today at 610-744-2500.