Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata Specialize in Marijuana DUI Defense

January 31, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Las Vegas, NV - Colorado recently became another state to legalize marijuana for medical use and the first to legalize for recreational use in small amounts. The changes in marijuana laws leave many consumers confused and at risk of being arrested for a DUI, while not realizing they are breaking the law. Given the success of the legalization and regulation program in Colorado, it is likely that many states will follow suit and repeal or reduce restrictions on medical marijuana. However, at this time marijuana remains federally prohibited.

Due to the spreading legalization of medical marijuana, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has implemented a Drug Recognition Program to help address the growing concern over drug-related DUI offenses. The program consists of trained experts who are dispatched to the crime scene to help determine the probability that the suspect is under the influence of marijuana. In these cases, while their preliminary findings can sometimes be helpful to the authorities, there is a lot of room for error and an opportunity for clients to successfully defend their case.

The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata help clients navigate the changing marijuana laws and understand their rights if they have been arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana charge in Nevada.

To learn more about marijuana laws in Nevada and DUI defense if arrested in the state of Nevada for driving under the influence of marijuana charge, visit

About Garrett T. Ogata:
Mr. Ogata is a successful DUI and Criminal Defense lawyer in the state of Nevada. His reputation for total fearlessness in a courtroom has garnered the attention and respect of everyone in the legal community. He provides thorough analysis of each case he represents with a legal defense unmatched by most in his area of expertise. As a member of the Nevada, California, and Utah State Bars, he can represent clients in those states.