Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Wisconsin: What Is the Law?

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Wisconsin: What Is the Law?

Did you know that certain cities across the state of Wisconsin have decriminalized the recreational use of marijuana and marijuana products? Although, it is still illegal to drive under the influence of the drug anywhere in the state. Being caught doing so could land you hefty fines, massive attorney fees, license suspension, or even jail time.

The Effects of Marijuana On the Brain

You should never drive under the influence of any substance. Doing so can be dangerous to yourself as the driver and any passengers, other drivers, or even pedestrians. Marijuana can impair a person’s coordination, distort perception, impair judgment, slow reaction time, and reduce the ability to make sound decisions. All these ailments have been proven to significantly reduce one’s ability to drive.

The Penalties

Expect a law enforcement official to run you through a series of questions and tests if they suspect you are driving under the influence of any drug or other substance. Following the tests, the law enforcement officer may request that you submit to a chemical test if they deem it as necessary. If the chemical test states that you have marijuana, another drug, or alcohol in your system, you could face up to a $1000 fine, license revocation, or even jail time.

Do not waste any time if you suspect you are under investigation for driving under the influence. Contact our team at Waukesha Criminal Defense at (262)392-8159 as soon as possible. With over 30 years of experience, our team has the expertise and drive to obtain the best outcome possible. We know this is more than just a legal matter; this is your future. Hire a Waukesha attorney committed to your cause.