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Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal charge in Arizona, with penalties ranging from 10 to 180 days in jail and fines from $1,500 to $5,000. The more you know about Arizona’s DUI laws, the better equipped you will be should you ever face this charge.
Did you know you could get a driving under the influence (DUI) charge for operating a vehicle after using marijuana in Arizona? It doesn’t matter if you’re one of the thousands of people who now have a medical prescription for the drug.
In December 2016, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the courts cannot convict medical marijuana users of driving under the influence (DUI) without proof of actual impairment. This was a major step forward for marijuana patients in the state, who had previously faced the burden of having to prove they were not impaired to defend against a DUI conviction.
It’s reasonable to assume you cannot get a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Arizona if you aren’t driving. After all, the nature of the charge is in the name; if you aren’t driving, how could you possibly be “driving under the influence”?