Winterset, Madison County, Iowa. GRL has been warning anyone who will listen NOT to disclose prescription medications to law enforcement during a traffic stop. This most recent GRL NFG demonstrates precisely why this is. GRL’s client provided a breath sample of .037 but disclosed that he was taking his non-controlled substance medication. The urine test […]
The drug crime attorneys at GRL have seen our fair share of searches involving commercial motor vehicles. Whether its a random stop on the highway or the weight station, DOT officers will seize the opportunity to search closed containers in the truck cab under the authority for inspecting closely regulating industries. They will tell the […]
Are blood or saliva concentrations of delta-9 THC metabolites predictive of impairment? That’s what a recent article in the Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews journal sought to determine. The article published data from a meta-regression analysis of 28 studies involving 824 participants. The biggest takeaway is that neither THC nor THC metabolite concentrations are consistent predictors […]
Shelby County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was stopped for allegedly driving while suspended as he pulled into his driveway. The officer ran the client through field sobriety tests and had him blow into a preliminary breath testing device which registered a result under .08. Even though the client blew under the legal limit, the […]
The February 5, 2021 issue of Psychopharmacology published data from a Canadian study assessing the effect of both THC and alcohol on driving performance. Regular users of cannabis participated in simulated driving sessions after smoking marijuana (12.5% THC) and drinking alcohol (target breath alcohol 0.08%). Researchers discovered the driving performance after ingesting both marijuana and […]
Polk County, Iowa- A commercial truck driver was stopped for an inspection of his vehicle. The inspection turned up no evidence of illegal substances, but the driver, who was from out of state, was suspected of operating while under the influence. The officer who conducted the investigation ultimately concluded that the driver must’ve been under […]
Northwood, Worth County, Iowa. The district court in Worth County granted the State’s motion to dismiss the charge of OWI, but not before suppressing the results of a urine test. A thorough review of traffic stop and implied consent videos revealed several issues that were briefed by the drugged driving attorneys at GRL Law, including […]
According to data recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, THC remained detectable in blood at levels greater than 2.0 ng/ml during several days of abstinence. Investigators affiliated with the University of British Columbia reviewed the relevant literature assessing residual THC plasma levels in those who regularly consume cannabis. They reported: “[I]n all […]
Things to Keep in Mind When Traveling With any Contraband.
The State amended an operating while intoxicated charge to public intoxication after successfully defending the loss of drivers license at an administrative hearing.