Experts in Illinois and Chicago DUI Marijuana, Drugged Driving Laws

Recognized Leaders in Illinois DUI Marijuana and Drugged Driving laws! Marijuana legalization in Illinois is now a major factor in DUI arrests, and changes in the law. Our defense lawyers have proven to be the best in this field and are eager to help in your DUI or Drugged Driving case. Driving high on weed and arrested? Driving with drugs on you? Don’t say anything and call our DUI attorneys now at 708.606.4386!

Our Marijuana and DUI Lawyers are Recognized Leaders in Chicago Criminal Defense

Illinois police are making an alarming amount of DUI arrests due to marijuana. Our attorneys are available 24/7 and will be there when needed. Contact us now to learn more about our strategy on marijuana dui cases in illinois and chicago.

Illinois Marijuana DUI Laws are Enforced Heavily

Driving while high on legal marijuana, or any drug, have serious consequences if you are arrested in Illinois. The punishments is just as severe as a DUI, DWI charge for being over the alcohol legal limit. Legalized marijuana is still a new concept in Illinois, yet has been a huge success in the first 3 months in law. The Chicago Police department have been aggressive in pursuing drivers they consider under the influence of drugs, even without probable cause. If your DUI lawyer proves there was no probable cause for you to be pulled over and then arrested for a DUI while under the influence of marijuana, chances to beat that DUI, DWI case will increase drastically.

Implied Consent Law

Zero Tolerance Law

Drivers who test positive for more than 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood are arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana and must hire an experienced DUI attorney to help beat there case.

Drunk Driving vs DUI from Marijuana

Under certain circumstances, THC can remain in a person’s body for weeks or even months after use. This makes testing for a cannabis DUI complicated, since the drug does not pass through the body in the same way as alcohol, and there is no industry-accepted version of a breathalyzer for marijuana.

Common DUI Questions

If cops smell weed, can they search my car?

Illinois law states the smell of marijuana alone is not enough for police to enter your residence, yet the smell of weed during a traffic stop gives cause to search every corner of your car, your passengers and arrest you for DUI.

Sitting in my car and still got a DUI for weed. How?

Being in actual physical control of the vehicle can include being in control of a parked car. In determining whether a person was in actual physical control of a vehicle, judges and juries tend to consider a combination of factors, including whether.

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Illinois DUI THC Tests

WGN News Correspondent, Marcella Raymond, provides an in-depth report on the troubles police officers faced with THC tests during a DUI arrest.

Various companies are working to develop chemical tests based on saliva which can be performed roadside. Before being made available, their accuracy will have to be scientifically verified.

Arrests in Illinois for Marijuana DUI have seen a sharp uptick since its legalization in Illinois on January 1, 2020. Chicago Police have been accused of abusing their authority in order to make a DUI arrest without cause.

How Illinois DUI Laws Apply to Marijuana

In Illinois, a person is guilty of DUI if he or she drives under the influence of any drug or combination of drugs to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving, OR if there is any amount of a drug, substance, or compound (excluding THC below 5ng/ml) in the person’s breath, blood, or urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of cannabis.

Is a Marijuana DUI a Felony charge?

Punishment for a DUI in Illinois can be extreme. It is crucial for you to hire an experienced attorney in Chicago with the right plan to get you the outcome you need. If an individual is found driving with THC (or any drug) in their system, including blood, breath, or urine, they will face the same penalties as if they were driving under the influence of alcohol. For most first time offenders, this is a Class A misdemeanor.

Drugged Driving DUI Penalties

  • First Offense — This is a Class A misdemeanor. Possible penalties include up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
  • Second Offense — This is a Class A misdemeanor. Possible penalties include up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
  • Third Offense — This is a Class 2 felony. Possible penalties include up to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.


Source: NCLS

How expensive is a Illinois DUI Lawyer Cost?

The cost of hiring a DUI lawyer in Illinois is mainly based on the experience of the lawyer. Some other reasons may vary between lawyers, such as attorney overhead and unforeseen situations. We do not pressure our clients if they are unable to make a payment. Cheap or high costs, it does not matter if you are locked in jail, miss work and lose your job. We want to ensure our clients we are going to be there for them during troubling times and deliver them the results they deserve in their criminal case.

Do you accept credit card?

Yes, we accept payments in credit card.

Do you accept Bitcoin?

We do not accept Bitcoin right now for DUI cases but could be in the near future.

How long do DUI cases go?

DUI cases, especially ones involving drugs, can last up to 6 months or longer.

Can we settle quickly?

Yes, our attorneys will advise to our best ability. They are the ones who make the calls.

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DUI charges around Chicago are changing and the cops are targeting marijuana users more than ever. If you or someone you know is facing DUI and drugs charges in Illinois, give us a call at and our attorneys will give you an honest, concrete plan to get you the best result possible.

Edward Johnson and Associates P.C. serves clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

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Chicago, IL 60661

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We proudly serve all of Illinois including the following cities and counties: Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, Lake County, McHenry County and southern Illinois districts.