Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in the Golden State, you may assume you are safe to drive after you smoke. However, driving under the influence of cannabis can be dangerous and result in criminal charges.
In California, people may be charged with possessing drug paraphernalia even if they are not also charged with drug crimes. It is illegal to possess the tools that are used to smoke or inject drugs, and law enforcement officers may file charges if people have the prohibited instruments.
If you are facing a criminal charge in California and the law enforcement officer who arrested you failed to read you your Miranda rights, you may have begun celebrating, thinking this means you will not receive a conviction relating to your charge. Regrettably, however, real-life court proceedings do not always happen the way they do on TV, and many people do not fully understand what Miranda rights mean and how they work.
According to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, former NFL standout Todd Marinovich was taken into custody on March 23. This incident was not the former quarterback's first brush with law enforcement.