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Dysart Law wins not guilty marijuana DWI verdict

Dysart Law is pleased to report that associate attorney Carrie Browder recently defended a client charged with driving while impaired and successfully secured a not guilty verdict. At trial the State sought to show that although there was no evidence of alcohol consumption, the defendant was impaired at the time as a result of marijuana use.  

Despite the admission of blood results and expert testimony regarding the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) metabolites in the defendant's blood following the arrest, the defendant was found not guilty at the conclusion of the case. Additionally complicating for the defense was the fact that the defendant was arrested following a vehicle accident where he was charged as being the at-fault driver. Ms. Browder successfully argued that evidence of an accident and the mere presence of THC metabolites in defendant's blood failed to show that the he had used marijuana leading up to the incident and also fell short of proving that the defendant was impaired at the time. 

Cases involving charges of marijuana impairment pose unique challenges as compared to the more common alcohol DWI charge. If you have been charged with DWI, it is important to get an attorney involved as soon as possible. Contact Dysart Law at 919-747-8380 or by emailing to speak with our experienced attorneys regarding the specifics of your case.