By William C. Head, Atlanta DUI Attorney
One of the most important DUI drugs cases in the State of Georgia over the last 20 years was Love v. State, heard in 1999. The Georgia Supreme Court held that a person could legally use marijuana in another country and still be convicted of DUI Drugs in Georgia if any trace of weed was found in his or her bloodstream after being pulled over for suspected drugged driving. This led to the Georgia legislature changing the law and rewriting OCGA 40-6-391 (a) (6).
Today, states like Colorado and Washington—along with the nation’s capitol, Washington DC—have passed more liberal marijuana laws for personal users that may permit the same type of wrongful conviction for people flying back to Georgia after legally using marijuana in those states. Plus, medical marijuana is being prescribed in many jurisdictions, including Georgia, and these new laws may lead to wrongful marijuana DUI convictions of people who have minute traces of weed in their system.
Hiring a DUI lawyer who is experienced in criminal defense of drug possession and driving under the influence of marijuana is critical to getting a good outcome in a DUI drugs case.
Within the next decade, it is expected that Georgia’s DUI Drugs law will be greatly modified as it relates to trace amounts of marijuana in someone’s bloodstream. DUI Marijuana attorney William Head and his partners are able to handle tough cases across the State of Georgia, regardless of whether the charge is based on drunk driving or drugged driving. Submit a case evaluation form online today to get started.
Call 42-year veteran Atlanta DUI attorney Bubba Head today and get honest answers to all your questions. Tell us everything that happened and everything you remember about your DUI arrest. The sooner you call us, the better chance we have to win your DUI case and get your charges reduced or dismissed.
Remember, you only have 30 DAYS to file a license suspension appeal or apply for an ignition interlock device, or your driver’s license will be suspended for up to one year! Talk to Bubba Head, Larry Kohn, or Cory Yager now. We are available 24 hours a day, weekends, and all major holidays. (404) 567-5515