As everyone knows, a D.U.I. may involve driving under the influence of substances other than alcohol. Also, there are a substantial number of D.U.I. cases were the driver has consumed alcohol and a proscribed drug or where the individual has only consumed a proscribed drug such as Marijuana. In Phoenix, its surrounding cities as well as the entire State of Arizona, Police Officers and Highway Patrol Officers are constantly pulling people over and charging them with D.U.I.’s. This article addresses the situation where you have been charged with driving under the influence of a Metabolite of Marijuana. If this happens to you, please consult an experienced Arizona D.U.I. attorney.
Under Arizona Revised Statute § 28-1381(A)(3) it is unlawful for a person to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle in this state while there is any drug defined in § 13-3401, or its metabolite in the persons body.” A.R.S. § 28-1381(A)(3). The only drug defined in A.R.S. § 13-3401 that relates to Marijuana is “tetrahydrocannabinol” which is more commonly known as THC. See A.R.S. § 13-3401(4)(b).