Over the long weekend of the 4th of July, Washington State Patrol will be revving up their DUI (driving under the influence) patrols in order to reduce accidents and fatalities. According to the WSP, “Summer represents one of the highest travel periods and the start of the ‘100 deadliest days on the roads. Half of all traffic deaths in Washington involve an impaired driver.” “Impaired drivers” includes drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs.
County deputies, local city police, and coast guard will also be on increased DUI patrol over the 4th.
The criminal defense attorneys of David O Defense wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! If arrested for DUI over the weekend, don’t hesitate, give David O Defense a call for a free consultation with a top rated Seattle defense lawyer.
Rapper 2 Chainz hired the right criminal defense attorney to defend him against possession of marijuana allegations – because as of yesterday the drug charges have been dropped! The Maryland State judge concluded there was not enough evidence to support the allegation the marijuana belonged solely to 2 Chainz.
Remember that arrest back in February, 2 Chainz gets busted by police for possession of marijuana and is arrested while the other 6 people in his van were allowed to leave. Hmmm, 7 people in a van smelling like burnt marijuana and only one is arrested, which happened to be the driver 2 Chainz. Not the best decision for Maryland police to only arrest 1 out of seven, but at least they got a photo op with the rapper while they were booking him at the station! Check out my earlier blog “Rapper 2 Chainz Forced to take Pics with Cops after being Arrested for Marijuana” for all the arrest details.
High probability 2 Chainz is still tweeting “smh” (shaking my head), despite his marijuana case victory.
Written by S.O
I came across a great poster titled Marijuana 101 when I took my family to a park on Mercer Island last weekend. The poster lists basic Washington State marijuana law in an easy to understand manner that everyone should have knowledge of. Here is the information:
Marijuana is illegal in Washington for anyone under 21.
Frequent marijuana use can lead to addiction (1 in 6 youth, 1 in 9 adults).
It is illegal to use marijuana in public.
It is illegal to gift or share marijuana.
It is a felony to provide marijuana to a minor.
Driving under the influence (DUI) of marijuana is a crime.
Many employers still drug test for marijuana.
It is illegal to purchase marijuana until licensed stores open in December 2013 with the passing of Initiative 502.
Marijuana remains illegal according to federal law.
The following organizations; Washington Discovery Help Line 866-789-7577, King County Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Communities That Are, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are associated with Marijuana 101.