What happens if I am pulled over while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs?
April 20th, or 4/20, is a popular “holiday” among marijuana drug users. While many believe the term “420” derives from the police code for marijuana, it actually originates from a group of five Californian students who regularly smoked at 4:20 PM, and what started as a time to meet up and smoke, 420 eventually surpassed this group of five and made its way into the English vernacular.
With 4/20 quickly approaching, the state of Missouri has begun its first ever, “420 drugged-driving enforcement campaign,” meant to quash the number of people driving under the influence on this unofficial “holiday.”
According to Fox 4 – KC, “MoDOT said law enforcement will be out in full force April 19-20 to crack down on drugged driving offenders.”
So, with that being said, what happens if I am pulled over while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs?
When people hear the words “driving under the influence,” they most often think of drunk driving, but driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs also impairs your ability to drive a car. Testing for the presence of these drugs involves a whole host of procedures you wouldn’t typically think of.
If you ever find yourself in this situation, it is imperative that you remember your rights, including your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. But it isn’t good enough to remember these rights. You must exercise them.
You need a lawyer that knows and understands the specific laws that require potentially invasive procedures to test for the presence of marijuana and other drugs. We are those lawyers, we know those laws, and we are happy to help.
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