Dedham Marijuana OUI Lawyer

Whenever someone is charged with a driving offense involving marijuana, they should speak with an established Dedham marijuana OUI lawyer. An established OUI drug attorney could read law enforcement's report, reference field sobriety tests, and statements from the officers.

It may be critical to have someone evaluate their case who also has the ability to explain the Supreme Court's expectations for marijuana-related cases.

Impact of Marijuana Decriminalization on OUI Cases

The decriminalization of marijuana does not really change marijuana DUI charges because driving under the influence of marijuana is still a crime. However, decriminalization could change some of the arguments defenses can make for the court and to a jury. If this is not considered a crime now, one cannot assume someone's guilt. Decriminalization has changed the way the law treats Dedham marijuana OUI cases. They now may be treated at the same level as alcohol in court.

Marijuana OUI vs. Alcohol-Based Cases

People are less familiar with marijuana so it may be considered less socially acceptable. Unfortunately, marijuana may still carry a stigma that could potentially impact someone's case. 

How Does the Evidence Differ?

The evidence in a marijuana OUI case and an alcohol-based case is often the same. In alcohol cases, the field sobriety tests were at least tested and accepted for alcohol. In marijuana OUI cases, testing is done similarly to a sobriety test. The fact is that marijuana affects the body differently from alcohol, so their training for alcohol does not relate reliably to marijuana. Therefore, it can be critical to have a Dedham marijuana OUI lawyer conduct their own investigation of the charges alleged.

Potential Consequences of a Marijuana OUI

The prosecution has to prove that the accused was impaired by marijuana in public and while operating a motor vehicle. The associated penalties for marijuana OUI include the possibility of a year of probation, fines, and fees.

It may be critical to speak with an established Dedham marijuana OUI lawyer about potentially defending your case. 

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Michael was very professional and explained the process clearly and told us to be patient. After one year the charges got dismissed in the trial. Excellent knowledge of the court systems in the area of Boston. Would highly recommend him
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A careless decision on my part left me facing charges which would have severely hampered my ability to stay employed and support myself. But attorney DelSignore's skillful analysis and challenging of the evidence against me resulted in a conviction on a lesser charge. Now I'll be able to go on with my life, having learned a lesson I'll never forget. Thank you, Michael. Scott
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Mike stuck with my case for 3.5 years and always kept me informed regarding the status. Ultimately, because of his due diligence, we ended up with an OUI not guilty verdict. This case could have gone many ways but his thorough review of the case and exceptional preparedness for trial ultimately drove a positive outcome. Thank you Mike! David
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Michael DelSignore did an amazing job with my case! Either him or his partner Julie was always available to answer any questions I had and helped walked me through the entire process. I could not have done it without them! I highly recommend choosing this law firm to deal with your legal needs, you will not be dissatisfied. Ashley
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I cannot express the gratitude towards both Michael and Julie for their amazing work and help. It was a very stressful event and they certainly put me at as much ease as possible. From start to finish it took 14 months and all the way through they were both very engaged with me. Today was worth the wait, Michael was great in court and I was rightfully found not guilty. I would recommend Michael and Julie over and over again. Claire
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