Craig Sturm

About Craig Sturm

Craig Sturm is a DUI specialist and instructor in SFST and breath machine used at arrest. He is certified to operate and analyze all breath and blood machines used in LA and Orange counties. Some types of criminal cases don't demand specialized knowledge. Certain types, such as DUI cases, do. Although, DUIs have become the number one crime in the United States, it has become an extremely complex area of the law. Some DUI cases are even more difficult than handling murder cases because of the lower burden of proof. In a murder case, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. In a DUI case, the defendant is assumed guilty based on their blood or breath tests. A complete defense requires command of principles of chemistry, biology and physics, and familiarity with hundreds of scientific studies.

Marijuana Leads To Increase In DUI Charges In California

Having to go to court for a plant might seem a bit much, especially when the plant we are discussing is marijuana. Understanding the laws of this popular plant is so complicated that even local law enforcement in the state of California can’t seem to understand how to handle this decriminalized herb. Marijuana leading to increase in DUI charges in California has become an issue to the court system and to the individuals receiving the DUI.

Most DUI cases end up leaving the defendant in jail for approximately 3 days while the judge gets to hear the case and decide what the sentencing will be. Facing legal actions for being high on a plant that is known to ease tension should be a crime itself, due to the fact that more and more doctors are being summoned to court after dealing with patients all day to clarify that the defendant is in fact under the prescription of marijuana, and is allowed to smoke this non harmful plant. Driving under the influence of marijuana according to the State of Colorado and Washington is an acceptable thing, and although the Feds never really approved the use of marijuana, state law seems to be passing all kinds of legalities that tells the individual how to operate after smoking marijuana. However, given that the plant has not been fully legalized in California, it is leading to the increase in DUI arrests.

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