Driving High. What Happens if I Get a Marijuana DUI?
When it comes to the topic of driving under the influence (DUI), many people immediately think of alcohol. Yet, as marijuana becomes more widely accepted and legally accessible across the United States, the issue of driving high is gaining unprecedented attention.
DUI Penalties in Tennessee
According to Tennessee DUI laws, motorists are prohibited from driving or being in actual physical control of a car while under the influence of a controlled substance, alcohol, or both. Unfortunately, a drunk driving conviction can subject you to lengthy imprisonment, substantial fines, license suspension, a criminal record, and other life-changing consequences.
Search and Seizure Laws in Tennessee
According to the Crime in Tennessee Report, there were about 502,706 reported Group A offenses statewide in 2021. When the police suspect or receive a report of a crime, they can go through the accused person's vehicle, home, or personal belongings to obtain and seize any piece of evidence linking them with the offense.