California Marijuana DUI Case Results in Victory for USC Student and MacGregor & Collins Attorneys

Randy Collins

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Orange County, California (PRWEB) May 04, 2013

According to court documents, MacGregor & Collins, LLP attorneys recently obtained a 9-3 verdict on behalf of their client who faced charges for driving while under the influence of Marijuana (People V. Gibson Case #12nm00610). Drugged driving has been a trending Youlegal topic as legislators take steps to clarify laws pertaining to driving while under the influence of drugs while defense attorneys argue the states ability to prove a drivers intoxication.


The defendant, a senior at USC majoring in Psychology, was accused of driving while under the influence of Marijuana in violation of VC 23152 (a) on December 16, 2011. According to court documents, she had approximately 8 NG/ML of active THC in her blood at the time of her arrest.


The prosecution argued that she failed her field sobriety tests and was impaired at the time of driving while her criminal defense attorneys argued that the Marijuana in her system did not impair her ability to make safe driving maneuvers. Her defense attorney, Randy Collins, submitted evidence that demonstrated his client could operate a motor vehicle with the same caution characteristic of a sober person, according to court documents.


Attorney Collins challenged the subjective nature of the field sobriety tests, which he alleges are based primarily on a police officers observations. Additionally, attorney Collins presented evidence that 8NG/ML of THC in the blood stream does not establish impairment.


There is a common belief that the use of Marijuana impairs a persons ability to drive, but our research has found that the use of Marijuana effects different people in very different ways. Since there is no THC breathalyzer or other on-site detection device to determine whether the person in question has recently consumed marijuana, or is currently under the influence of Marijuana, a tremendous amount of faith is placed on an officers ability to objectively evaluate results from field sobriety tests.”


We were able to convince the majority of the jury that our clients ability to drive was not impaired, and then had a respected physician come to his own conclusion that he personally did not believe that our clients ability to drive was effected by her Marijuana use. Although the case ended in a hung jury, the prosecutor has recommended that the case is not tried again,” said Attorney Collins.


About MacGregor & Collins, LLP


MacGregor & Collins, LLP is a criminal defense law firm based in Newport Beach, California. In addition to providing defense representation for those facing drugged driving charges, MacGregor & Collins lawyers aggressively defend those facing all types of Marijuana and drug charges and have done so with a great deal of success.


To speak with an experienced MacGregor & Collins, LLP Orange County Marijuana attorney, call 949-250-6097 and you will receive a free professional case evaluation.

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Marijuana Defense Lawyer, Randy Collins, Announces New Opportunities for Orange County Locals

Randy Collins

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Orange County, California (PRWEB) April 10, 2013

Although Californians have the ability to obtain medical marijuana cards, there are several circumstances where the use, sale, and transport of marijuana can result in fines, penalties, and extended incarceration. Attorney Randy Collins is hoping to level the playing field for those who are unable to afford expensive legal battles through free information.

In California, Senate Bill 420 has given those with legitimate health concerns the ability to obtain marijuana. Upon receiving a recommendation from a qualified physician, patients are then able to apply for a medical marijuana identification card and use marijuana to treat their conditions.

Federal law has outlawed the use, sale, and transport of marijuana for many years. Those who have followed California laws to obtain their medical marijuana license are still violating federal law and may be ordered to appear in court to defend them.

Attorney Randy Collins has worked with numerous marijuana users and has seen an unsettling trend develop. It is common for those who possess medical marijuana cards to try and represent themselves when faced with marijuana-related charges. Many of our clients have legitimate illnesses that are relieved by the use of marijuana and feel that since Californians support their legal right to use marijuana to relive pain, that their charges are not a big deal. These types of scenarios can lead to harsh punishments including expensive penalties and jail time.

There are plenty of instances where marijuana users would benefit from information, simply so that they can better understand the laws that govern their medicine. This isnt the same as taking Oxycontin, but they are both prescription drugs that can be abused. We want all Marijuana users to know that they are welcome to contact me, my partner, or any of our legal professionals to receive free case information, or for help clarifying marijuana laws for up to one hour. A full hour of free legal advice can make a huge difference. Although we will spend a considerable amount of time providing this free service, we enjoy assisting those who may not have the financial means to hire an attorney, said Attorney Collins.

About MacGregor & Collins, LLP

MacGregor & Collins, LLP is a criminal defense law firm in Orange County that assists those facing drug charges, DUI, domestic violence, as well as other offenses. Its attorneys pride themselves on providing every one of their clients with a personal experience backed by professionalism and experience.

To speak with a MacGregor & Collins attorney and receive your free consultation, call 949-250-6097 or visit

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