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When issued a ticket for driving under the influence of alcohol and it should have been driving under the influence of marijuana. Is that a big enough mistake to get the ticket thrown out?

First dui charge. Sitting outside in my car with a couple friends smoking a blunt. Officer pulled up ask what we were doing and I told him we were smoking a blunt. There were signs of marijuana in the car. I was arrested my car towed and when I looked at my ticket it says driving under the influence of alcohol. I had not been drinking no signs of alcohol in the car. I'm 20 years old


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Administrative penalties

  • Per se marijuana and per se alcohol. Motorists who are caught driving with a BAC of .08% or more or with a THC concentration of at least five nanograms per milliliter of blood typically face a 90-day administrative license suspension.
  • Chemical-test refusals. Motorists who refuse chemical testing generally face a one-year administrative license suspension.

Criminal penalties

  • Per se marijuana, per se alcohol with BAC under .15%, and impairment DUIs.
  • Chemical-test refusals and BACs of .15% or greater. 
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