Re: Marijuana DUI Delaware
I would be stunned by any police officer that actually told you this. If he actually did, he had absolutely no business doing so. Beyond the ethical questions it raises, it isn't even good advice. It is definitely in your best interest to consult with a DUI attorney.
Again, no cop has any business saying anything like this. This charge has significant consequences including the possibility of jail time, extensive fines, probation with drug evals and such, and loss of your driver's license. Unless the cop is telling you that he intends to sabotage his own case against you, there is little chance this is going to get "dropped," no matter how much "baby talk" you give the judge!
I haven't done the research specifically for Delaware, but it is probable that the charge and punishment for marijuana (or any other drug) DUI is exactly the same as alcohol DUI. The bad news is that I highly doubt that Delaware has a presumptive limit for marijuana (or any other drug other than alcohol) with which you are legally presumed to be impaired. That may sound like good news as that means the state has to convince a jury that you not only had drugs in your system, but were too impaired to safely drive. However, in my experience, if a chemical test shows ANY illegal drug in a person's system, juries are very willing to assume impairment.
The good news is that (depending on the circumstances of your PBJ) you are likely to be eligible for a deferment.
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