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Marijuana Possession

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal substances both in the United States and around the world. When pulled over for driving while intoxicated, the officer will often examine the car for evidence of illegal drugs, including marijuana. This can put innocent drivers at risk of not only being incorrectly accused of marijuana usage, but it also paints a very poor picture to a jury of a driver who is not only supposedly driving while intoxicated, but also in possession of marijuana.

If you or a loved one has been accused of marijuana possession, contact Rhode Island marijuana possession attorney Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384, and we will fight to clear your name.

Potential False Positives

Numerous officers will cite the smell of marijuana as probable cause to search a vehicle. However, some people are unable to differentiate between the smell of cigarette smoke and marijuana smoke, and this “probable cause” can be easily disputed.

Additionally, even small particles of marijuana can be confiscated as evidence of “possession”, meaning an innocent driver can easily be victimized by a careless passenger who is in possession. Unfortunately, “It’s not mine” does not satisfy most police officers, but an effective Rhode Island DUI defense attorney can argue your case.

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If you or someone you know has been arrested for possession of marijuana, contact Rhode Island marijuana possession lawyer Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384, and we will fight for your legal rights.