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Driving under the influence of marijuana

Columbus dui defense lawyer

In the State of Ohio, an individual can be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Marijuana in 2 ways :  

1. Per Se - Blood or Urine Testing

  • Blood: If THC metabolite is found in the amount of 2 ng/ml in blood test results. 

  •  Urine: If THC metabolite is found in the amount of 10 ng/ml in urine.

2. Appreciable Impairment ​

  • If there is not a blood or urine test collected, prosecutors must prove impairment by means of other facts, including the field of sobriety tests. 

*DUI of marijuana convictions hold the same penalties as traditional driving under the influence of alcohol charges. 

Click here to read Ohio Revised Code 2133.01 - Operating a vehicle under the influence

Columbus Driving under the influence of marijuana DUI

Administrative Errors - Columbus DUI Marijuana Lawyer

Although government officials have undergone extensive training in the administration of the the Field of Sobriety Test, the One Leg Stand Test, Urine and Blood Tests, ... Click Here to Read More. ​

Mechanical/ Machine Errors- Columbus DUI Marijuana Lawyer

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Probable Cause - Columbus DUI Marijuana Lawyer

The fourth amendment protects each and every citizen of unreasonable search and seizure. In order for an officer to arrest an individual for an OVI, the officer must be able to ...  Click Here to Read More. ​

Breach of Rights- Columbus DUI Marijuana Lawyer

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Consistency - Columbus DUI Marijuana Lawyer

In order for the state to charge an individual with an OVI they must believe with certainty that the criminal act being charged took place. Often times, officials and evidence are inconsistent and do not..  Click Here to Read More. ​

Columbus Marijuana DUI

Field of Sobriety testing

These Columbus DUI tests are sanctioned by the National Highway Traffic Administration and are designed to show if a person is under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, including marijuana. Police use these tests to establish a probable cause for an arrest. The tests include the following: Horizontal Gaze NystagmusWalk and TurnOne LegBlood and Urine, and Breathalyzer. 

Fortunately, the Law Offices of Eric J. Hoffman have extensive experience with all DUI marijuana charges in the state of Ohio and are regarded by peers and clients as distinguished specialist in the field. Click here to Read More. 

Columbus DUI Marijuana

Driving Penalties

Administrative Penalties

90 day administrative license suspension (ALS) and a $375 reinstatement fee

Criminal Penalties

Mandatory 3 days served in jail or Driving Intervention Program

Administrative Penalties

90 day administrative license suspension (ALS) and a $525 reinstatement fee

Criminal Penalties

Mandatory 5 days in jail

Administrative Penalties

90 day administrative license suspension (ALS) and a $850 reinstatement fee

Criminal Penalties

Mandatory 15 days in jail

About our Columbus DUI Marijuana defense

The Law Offices of Eric J. Hoffman have extensive experience with Columbus DUI marijuana charges in the state of Ohio and are distinguished specialist in the field. Mr. Hoffman has defended hundreds of clients with Columbus DUI marijuana charges since 1984. Mr. Hoffman has, most notably, recently been involved in many high-profile Columbus DUI marijuana cases . Read more to see how the Law Offices of Eric. J Hoffman can help potentially reduce your charges.

Since 1984, Mr. Hoffman has been representing individuals accused of DUI marijuana in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding counties. Mr. Hoffman regularly attends seminars focusing on details of the mechanisms involved in testing for marijuana and the administrative processes that must be followed in order for these machines to be recognized in a court of law.