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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana is Dangerous and Illegal

Brandon Grysko, Esq.

Mark Mandell, Esq.

Michigan is the tenth state to legalize recreational marihuana. But make no mistake, many Marijuana-related activities are still illegal-not to mention dangerous. Under Michigan law, driving while impaired has been illegal for a long time. Driving high can cost you your freedom (not to mention thousands in attorney fees and court costs).

But it isn't just costly, driving high is also incredibly dangerous. Did you know in Colorado (the first state to legalize Marijuana) between 2013 and 2017 Marijuana-related driving deaths more than doubled? Overall traffic deaths increased by 35%, yet marijuana-related traffic deaths went up by 151%.

One joint can impair driving up to five hours after the fact. With Marijuana in the media and on the news, you can expect Michigan cops to be hyper-aware of these issues.

To sum it up, driving high could be expensive. Is the cost of someone's life something you can afford?

If you are facing criminal charges, Mark Mandell is an experienced Metro Detroit defense attorney and a former prosecutor. Call Fausone Bohn, LLP today at (248) 468-4536, and find out how Mark and our other defense attorneys can help you.

 

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