Possession of marijuana can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount possessed. If you possess 20 grams or more it can be punished as a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. If you possess less than 20 grams it is punishable as a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.
CDL drivers already have fewer options when they get a ticket. They are not allowed to elect school like the rest of us can. So, the only option that they have is to go to court to try to avoid points.
Being a lawyer means always learning and adjusting to new things as they come up in trial. I recently had a trial on an accident case where my client was charged with careless driving when she lost control of her vehicle and two of her passengers were killed in the roll over accident that ensued.
I already knew that this statute required persons who are convicted of certain offenses can be mandated to complete driving school but I did not know that the same statute can mandate school if the driver has been convicted of more than one accident case within a certain time frame.