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Skyrocketing Number of Marijuana-Related DUI’s in Washington

Posted by Raymond Ejarque | Jul 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

You may have seen recent traffic safety commercials stating, “Drive High, Get a DUI.” Simply said, the Washington State Patrol and local enforcement agencies have stepped up DUI enforcement across the state, resulting in skyrocketing arrest rates for marijuana-related DUI. Often times a driver will use marijuana and think they are still OK to drive however; even a few puffs can leave you above the legal limit of 5 nanograms per milliliter of whole blood. Arresting officers will look for glassy eyes, slurred speech, slowed movements, and the odor of marijuana coming from the car. While you may think you don't exhibit these symptoms, police officers are specially trained to identify these effects and only need probable cause to pull you over.

Of course, you should never drive after using marijuana but if you are arrested for a marijuana-related DUI you will need representation from a highly experienced attorney who is familiar with the Washington laws regarding Marijuana DUI and the best steps to take to help your case.

Attorney Raymond Ejarque has over 20 years of experience fighting for your rights. The law offices for Raymond W. Ejarque offers free and private consultations. Please call at 206-621-1554 or visit our website at for more information.

The information in this blog provides no legal advice and is no way a substitute for speaking with an attorney.

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Raymond Ejarque

Raymond Ejarque has practiced law since his admission to the Washington State Bar in June of 1994. He started his career in public interest law helping migrant farm workers and indigents in Texas and Washington State.  Later he worked in Criminal defense as a public defender in Seattle for many y...


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