Tag Archives: DUID Marijuana

Permalink to Can a Police Officer Validly Detect Whether or Not You Have Been Smoking Marijuana?

Can a Police Officer Validly Detect Whether or Not You Have Been Smoking Marijuana?

Driving under the influence of marijuana is a serious crime. Getting caught can mean penalties like jail time, fines and license suspension.   We’ve been asked many times before about the possibility of a cop smelling marijuana on you. Below are some considerations in view of this: Just because someone smells of smoke doesn’t necessarily mean […]

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Question: Can I be charged for a DUI if I take Prescription Marijuana?

While medical marijuana will be legal in about 18 to 24 months from now, it may cause a problem with the charge of DUI Drugs (DUID). That is because the inactive chemical (the metabolite) in marijuana (Delta 9 carboxy THC) can remain in the bloodstream for weeks. If a cop pulls you over you could […]

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How smoking legal weed in another state can get you a DUI in Pennsylvania

With marijuana becoming legal in more and more states, it is important to discuss how those laws affect all those who drive in Pennsylvania. Under Pennsylvania law, driving with any level of Delta-9-THC (THC), 11-Hydroxy-Delta-9-THC (THC-OH), and/or 11-Nor-9-Carboxy-Delta-9-THC (THC-COOH) [beyond the published Department of Health minimal detectable levels] in your system is illegal and you can […]

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Permalink to Does the Cop smelling marijuana really mean anything?

Does the Cop smelling marijuana really mean anything?

Another attorney recently emailed me asking me about what a cop smelling marijuana really means.  It is a very interesting question because smell often comes up in cases involving alcohol and marijuana.  Here are some thoughts: Just because someone’s clothes smell like marijuana (assuming that the cop identified it correctly which is not exactly a […]

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Permalink to A Puff in Colorado Could Mean a DUI in Pennsylvania

A Puff in Colorado Could Mean a DUI in Pennsylvania

Recently, Sen. Daylin Leach, a Democrat who represents parts of Delaware and Montgomery counties, took a trip to Colorado to investigate the effects of marijuana legalization there.  He toured a number of facilities and even sampled the product. While smoking marijuana is perfectly legal in Colorado, the two puffs he took in a hotel there could […]

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Permalink to Does what happen in Colorado Stay in Colorado? How Smoking Weed Legally Can Land You a Pennsylvania DUI

Does what happen in Colorado Stay in Colorado? How Smoking Weed Legally Can Land You a Pennsylvania DUI

As of January 1, 2014, the state of Colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana possession and recreational use under certain circumstances. People can now buy marijuana like alcohol. If you are 21 or older, you can buy up to an ounce at a licensed store, as long as you have a Colorado ID. […]

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Hershey Stadium Concert Series

With the upcoming concert series and festivities announced at Hershey Giant Stadium, I thought it would be good to discuss some of the common charges people are arrested for at such events. Underage Drinking The penalties for underage drinking in Pennsylvania include: Up to 90 days in jail First offense – 90 day  driver’s license […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania Bans Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana

Pennsylvania Bans Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana

The Pennsylvania State Senate has moved to ban bath salts and synthetic marijuana.  The bill now awaits Gov. Corbett’s signature to be passed into law.  Under the proposed bill, bath salts and synthetic drugs like Spice and K2 will be banned and classified as “Schedule 1” drugs. Penalties for Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana Unless […]

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Permalink to PA DUI Drugs Update: K2 Banned by DEA

PA DUI Drugs Update: K2 Banned by DEA

The United States Department of Justice has banned Five Synthetic Cannabinoids including JWH-018 the main ingredient in K2 and Spice.  You can expect that Pennsylvania will also ban these substances and attach very severe penalties to them as well.  Once they do this, driving under the influence of these substances will also result in a […]

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Permalink to Attorney McShane to Present at the ACS National Meeting in Anaheim

Attorney McShane to Present at the ACS National Meeting in Anaheim

Attorney McShane is a noted litigator when it comes to the area of analytical chemistry and forensic science. His commitment to research and study have earned him the respect of experts in both the legal and scientific communities. As a result, Attorney McShane has been invited to lecture at the 241st National Meeting of the […]

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