What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Michigan- Lapeer County
My son (17) was messing around and took off out of gravel parking lot to
fast hit some potholes and lost control of his steering, hit the brakes but
skidded and hit a tree so police were called.
Officer harrassed him on if he was high and told him if he admitted he was
she would let him go home.
He told her he was not high and had not smoked
anything, he did admit to smoking pot the prior sunday.
She did all the field tests and said he was high due to the test they do
with following her finger with his eyes.
She arrested him and they did a blood test at the jail.
He says he was not high and I do believe him and have explained the
importance of knowing the truth.
This would be a first offense.
I have some questions though as to the laws, the Zero Tolerance law and what he is facing.
I read MI. law excludes marijuana metabolites under MCL 257.625(8) but then
that the Mi. supreme court had ruled that metabolites ARE included .So I do
not know which they go by. And do not know if this would still be in his
system from 3 days prior but I am guessing so. He admits to occassional use
of Marijuana. And I do not know what MI. standards are as to the measured
amount of nanograms they go by for testing.
If he smoked on Sunday will the blood test show he is gulity by the presense of metabolites? He is an occasional user. He admits to doing it every now and then.
Also what are the penalties of this under the zero tolerance law for a 17
year old? Or is that only for alcohol? I have read so much confilcting info on the internet.
Are penalties the same as someone over age 21?
And how or what do I file to request to get discovery of items so I can get
a copy of the blood test?and any other evidence?
Also am I liable for his fines etc? If he is being charged das an adult can
he request a court appt. atty?
Any advice and information would greatly be appreciated.