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Since I am a third party getting this second hand (my friend---the mother, has asked me for advice on this) I do not have good details, but the situation seems to be that while stopped for minor speeding, the daughter was found with a very slight (but still legally intolerable) trace of marijuana smoking which was from the day before. This is the basis of the DUI. The defendents (the daughter driving and the boyfriend passenger who was not charged) seem to be of the mind that because it was a very low level from 24 hours earlier----that this should help their case. Does this in any way alter your feelings about hiring an attorney? Thanks.
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