On April 22, 2014, the Arizona Supreme Court shut down the government's ability to prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop. The ruling focuses on two chemical compounds found in marijuana; Carboxy-THC, which does not cause impairment, or Hydroxy- THC, which does cause impairment. The issue presented was whether the legislature intended to include "its metabolite" in the plural form which would include Carboxy-THC, even though it has proven to be non-impairing.
Arizona's harsh penalties for a DUI conviction have been very well documented in this blog. However, what happens when we apply these penalties to people that are visiting Arizona and have been convicted of a DUI?
If you find yourself in need of a lawyer, remember that quality counts. This is why having a lawyer who is Board Certified could make all the difference. Here at the Rosenstein Law Group, our very own Craig Rosenstein is a Board Certified DUI Defense lawyer, and he is passing along his knowledge to all of our attorneys.