Can you get a DUI for driving high?
Can you get a DUI for driving high? The simple answer is yes. The statute in the state of Tennessee says that if you are impaired to any extent that affects your clearness of mind to operate a motor vehicle, you can be found guilty. That can be alcohol, it can be marijuana, it can be medication, it can be any kind of stimulant. Anything that is either prescribed or not prescribed to you that could cause you to be high or impaired can cause you to get DUI. Sometimes, they depend on someone’s tolerance. If you have got a tolerance for a certain substance, it is much less likely that you’re impaired while using that.
Sometimes, prescribed medication or unprescribed medication can actually enhance your ability to drive. There are a lot of defenses to driving while high or other similar type situations. The sooner we can sit down where you can talk about those situations, the better our chances are of defending your case.
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, give our firm a call. DUI cases can be very complicated and you want a team that can ask the right questions and defend your rights. For more information on drug arrests and drug laws in Tennessee, visit our criminal defense page on drug related offenses.