Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana - Not Guilty!

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jul 05, 2011 | 0 Comments

More and more Gwinnett County and Suwanee, GA police officers are busting drivers for driving under the influence of marijuana.  These are cases when alcohol is not usually involved, but the Suwanee makes a stop of a car for some type of traffic infraction and then notices the smell of marijuana.  The driver is often the one arrested and accused of being under the influence or possession of marijuana, even if there are several other passengers in the car. 

In 2010, Titans quarterback Chris Simms, son of football player and Super Bowl winner Phil Simms was pulled over in New York City.  The officer testified that he smelled the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and arrested Simms for driving under the influence - DUI - of marijuana.  Simms refused a chemical test and plead not guilty to the DUI - drug offense.  In May 2011, Simms case went to a jury trial.  A passenger in the vehicle the night of the stop testified that he was the one smoking marijuana.  The jury found Simms not guilty of DUI. 

DUI - marijuana cases are fought and won all the time.  An arrest and charge does not mean you have to plead guilty.  Possession of marijuana cases are often circumstantial as well and are often won at trial.  Contact an experienced  Suwanee DUI - marijuana defense lawyer today for a case analysis.  Call attorney Richard Lawson's Gwinnett County DUI and marijuana possession defense law office 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a  free consultation and to get your questions answered. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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