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Defending Against Marijuana DUI in Idaho

The penalties of a DUI conviction can be severe, even for first-time offenders. While most people associate DUI with alcohol, it’s essential to understand that driving under the influence of drugs also constitutes DUI in Idaho. If you were arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana or other substance, consulting an experienced drug DUI defense attorney is essential to defend your rights and avoid the long-term consequences of a criminal conviction.

At Idaho Legal Justice, our Boise lawyers are well-versed in the legal intricacies of Idaho marijuana and drug laws to establish a robust defense on your behalf. Our firm is available 24/7 and committed to defending the accused. No matter the type or severity of the charges you’re facing, our seasoned defense attorneys can fight tirelessly to protect your rights and hard-earned reputation. From fortifying your defense to challenging inadmissible evidence against you, you can trust our fierce attorneys to defend your freedom and future. 

Arrested for drugged driving in Boise? Don’t throw away your future by failing to seek an aggressive defense. Call (208) 540-8310 to schedule a free consultation.

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What Constitutes Drugged Driving in Idaho?

It’s essential to understand what constitutes drugged driving in Idaho to defend against the harsh consequences of a drug DUI conviction. Under Idaho Code §18-8004, it’s illegal for a person to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other intoxicating substances. This includes marijuana, which is still illegal in Idaho. 

Common Drugs That Constitute DUI

While it’s common to associate DUI offenses with drunk driving, drugged driving can also lead to severe criminal penalties under Idaho’s DUI laws. Any drug or medication can warrant DUI charges, regardless of whether it’s an illegal substance. 

Common drugs leading to DUI arrest include: 

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Sleeping aids, such as Ambien or Lunesta
  • Methamphetamines, such as Adderall or Ritalin
  • Opiates, such as fentanyl, OxyContin, or Vicodin

Even over-the-counter medications can lead to DUI charges if they impair a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. This includes cold, cough, and allergy medicines that contain ingredients like codeine or dextromethorphan.

Penalties for Drug DUI

The penalties for a drug or medication DUI conviction are the same as a DUI involving alcohol. Criminal penalties will vary based on numerous factors, such as prior convictions and whether the DUI offense resulted in bodily harm or death. 

Under Idaho law, the penalties for a drug DUI conviction include: 

  • First Drug DUI: This constitutes misdemeanor charges punishable by up to 6 months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and license suspension. 
  • Second Drug DUI: This generally constitutes misdemeanor charges punishable by up to 1 year in jail, up to $2,000 in fines, and license suspension.
  • Third Drug DUI: This constitutes felony charges punishable by up to 10 years in jail, up to $5,000 fines, and license suspension.

If the DUI resulted in bodily injury to another, this constitutes an aggravated DUI, which can result in significantly enhanced penalties. Securing experienced representation from a DUI defense attorney is imperative to avoid the permanent consequences of a DUI conviction. 

Can I Be Arrested for DUI if I Have a Prescription?

Yes, you can be charged with DUI even for using a lawfully-prescribed medication. Idaho Code §18-8004(7) makes it clear that even being legally entitled to the drug in your system does not constitute a defense in a DUI case. Even DUI offenders with a valid drug prescription can be arrested for DUI if they operate a vehicle while intoxicated.

What Are the Penalties for Marijuana DUI?

Marijuana is illegal in Idaho, meaning it’s against the law to possess or use any amount of cannabis for any reason. The penalties for a marijuana DUI conviction are the same as those for an alcohol DUI. This means that a first-time marijuana DUI is punishable by up to 6 months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and license suspension. 

However, unlike alcohol DUIs, there’s no legal limit for marijuana intoxication levels. Even trace amounts of THC in your system can lead to DUI charges if law enforcement believes you were impaired while driving.

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Protecting Your Freedom & Future in Boise

If you were arrested for marijuana or drug DUI in Boise or the surrounding area, securing a robust defense is imperative to avoid harsh penalties. Even first-time offenders can reap severe and lasting consequences. At Idaho Legal Justice, our attorneys are dedicated to helping good people take back their lives after a DUI arrest. 

With Spanish-speaking agents and free consultations available, our skilled team is available 24/7 to serve you. Don’t throw away your future by failing to secure experienced representation. If you’re facing DUI charges, turn to an award-winning criminal defense firm with a proven track record of results for sound counsel and aggressive representation.  

Facing DUI charges? Don’t let one mistake ruin your life. Contact us online to discuss your case with our Boise attorneys. 

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