Can You Get a Marijuana DWI in Texas?

Yes, in Texas, it is against the law to operate a vehicle while intoxicated – whether by alcohol or a drug like marijuana. Texas Penal Code defines ‘intoxicated’ as: “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.”

There are effective tests to determine alcohol consumption and whether you have exceeded a 0.08% blood alcohol content level, but there are currently no trusted tests to determine marijuana intoxication. At present, Texas does not have any per se laws that indicate a certain level of THC that causes impairment or legal intoxication.

Your choice of Dallas marijuana DWI lawyer makes a big difference when it comes to raising a solid defense. Convictions can result in jail time, license suspension, community service, and heavy fines. At Peveto Law, we examine the unique facts of your case and utilize our years of experience to guide you in the right direction.

If you have been arrested in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex for marijuana DWI, call Peveto Law for a free case review.