Texas is not a state that has decriminalized marijuana. If you are pulled
over for suspicion of
DWI and the officer smells marijuana, then you can face charges for DWI for
marijuana intoxication (even if you don't blow over the legal limit
Any substance that could affect your ability to operate a vehicle can lead
to charges of DWI, including marijuana or legally prescribed medications.
In Texas, there is a system in which a "Drug Recognition Expert"
is called to the scene to try to determine what drug you may have consumed.
You could be required to submit to a blood or urine test to identify the
These cases can get complex. Even if your chemical test reveals THC from
marijuana, the amount that would definitively prove that you were intoxicated
is not as clear cut. If you are currently accused of marijuana intoxication
and charged with a DWI offense, it is important that you get in touch
with counsel to defend you. There are several ways that a defense could
be successful, but your case is unique and the circumstances and evidence
must be analyzed.
Were you pulled over illegally, as you were not breaking the law? This
is not uncommon, and if so, a skilled Houston DWI lawyer will take action
to get the charges dismissed. You may have had a fever, were tired, or
any number of situations that could explain a driving error, including
just a case of distracted driving.
Contact a DWI Defense Attorney in Houston
Don't get railroaded by the tough Texas criminal justice system. Your
defense should start early – immediately after your arrest. There
are real problems with cases involving marijuana intoxication, as a blood
test could reveal the substance many weeks past the time you inhaled the
substance. Nonetheless, you will face charges of DWI. Don't take chances
with this offense. If marijuana was found in your vehicle or on your person,
the situation is even more dangerous, as the law in the state still allows
for some very heavy punishments for marijuana possession. At the
Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen, we know exactly what to do. Your first action should be to