Did you know that you could get a DWI if you have been smoking marijuana?

Yes, that is because of the DWI statute and it’s wording. The statute reads

“Intoxicated” means:

(A) not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or

(B) having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.

So it is not just alcohol that causes someone to get a DWI, it can be marijuana because it can impair the “normal use of mental or physical faculties.”

If you are in Victoria and have received a DWI but weren’t drinking but were instead smoking marijuana, call our law firm 361-575-3101.