You may know that the legal limit in Washington State is .08 blood alcohol content or 5 nanograms of active THC. What you probably do not know is that you can reach, or exceed that limit after consuming a few drinks. With cannabis, it is even more problematic. It has been shown in recent studies that active THC may be in some users long after exhibiting any effects of the use of the drug. You probably are also unaware that you can be charged with and prosecuted for DUI even if a test of your breath or blood reveals that you are not legally intoxicated. All it takes is the determination of a law enforcement officer that you were driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug, regardless of the amount of alcohol or drugs in your system. The fact that your doctor may have prescribed the drug you were taking makes no difference under the law; you can still be charged and convicted of DUI if you are found to be under the influence of that drug. In addition, if you are under 21 years of age, you can be charged with and prosecuted for “Minor DUI” or Driver Under 21 Consuming Alcohol if you had a breath or blood alcohol content of .02 or more or if there is any amount cannabis in your system (zero tolerance). Our firm focuses on defending “Drugged DUI” cases. We have successfully prevailed in having cases dismissed at motions and defeated the government in trial. You can read the links below to learn more.