What Is the Law for a Cannabis or Marijuana DUI in Illinois?

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DuPage County marijuana DUI lawyerThe DUI laws in Illinois have changed for cannabis and marijuana impairment over the years. As of 2019, a person can be charged with driving under the influence of cannabis in Illinois in two different ways.

First, it is illegal to drive with an amount of cannabis in your system if it is above the legal limit of 5ng of active metabolites in blood or 10 ng of active metabolites in your other bodily fluids. The test has to show its presence within two hours of driving. You are guilty of DUI under this law even if you are not impaired.

Second, It is illegal to drive with any amount of cannabis in your system if you are "high" from it, or if you are under the influence. If you have an amount of psychoactive metabolites above the legal limit, then you are presumed to be under the influence of cannabis under this law.

It is important to have a knowledgeable Wheaton DUI attorney review your case if you have been arrested in Illinois for DUI cannabis. Ramsell and Associates is highly qualified to defend anyone in Illinois charged with this offense. Call us at 630-665-8780.

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