Weiland Upton represented a client charged with Driving Under the Influence and Possession of Marijuana last week in Henrico County. The client was pulled over for significant weaving in the road, was placed through a battery of Field Sobriety Tests, all of which he performed poorly on, and was provided a preliminary breath test at the scene, which resulted in a .14.
Following the DUI investigation, the police officer asked the client whether he had anything illegal in his car. The client responded by truthfully informing the officer that there was some marijuana in the vehicle and directed him to where he would find it. Of course the client was ultimately arrested for DUI and Possession of Marijuana, and was taken to the police station where he blew well in excess of the legal limit. Unfortunately, to make matters worse, this client’s case was more serious than a lot of DUI cases because he had two prior convictions for DUI. Our client was able to avoid an active jail sentence and received a restricted driver’s license despite the fact that he had been previously twice convicted of drunk driving.
In addition, the charge of Possession of Marijuana was dropped. If you find yourself charged with a serious traffic offense such as DUI or a drug charge such as Possession of Marijuana, please feel free to contact the attorneys at Weiland Upton, (804) 355-8037, for a free consultation.