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Is it illegal to be high on drugs?

I know its illegal to take drugs and be caught with drugs on you. But what if the cop arrests you and your already high without any drugs on you. Would they be able to file charges.

This is assuming you don't break any other laws. Your just high when a cop sees you.


    




Im stuck in your brain
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If you're not driving or operating a vehicle, and are not in a position to endanger yourself or others, then it's not illegal.

It's like being drunk. Can't do anything if you're just sittin on your porch or lawn.

They can't arrest you for walking under the influence. Driving under the influence, yes. Possession of a substance, yes... but it's in you, not on you.

edit: the laws are strict. If they don't find drugs ON you, then they cannot charge you with possession. Public intoxication is something else entirely, and has nothing to do with drugs.


Bebe
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yes, you're under the influence.
you have the drugs in your system, you need need to be in posession of them to be breaking the law.


Alfred
Yes, because you've taken the drug and you are high on the drug, which you've taken so there for you would be arrested.


Breeze ♥'s Riolu
yes don't do it. I know this guy who got arrested for doing that.


lox71194
yes, they give u a drug test and u get arrested... i dont suggest drugs


Julia W
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im pretty shure, yes.
but honeslty DONT do drugs.
its the stupidest thing to do
and it can get you in alot of trouble.


Mike
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duh


goofygrl413
yes its under the influence
they don't know what your gonna do next while high


music is my life :))
cops aren't stupid! they know when ur high and ur driving so ya 100% of the time they know if your high, drunk or watever but ur driving so ya you would be booked


Franklin P
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well if you are high when they see you they know you had possession of drugs and that you were taking drugs.

think, the police are not stupid people.


Elle
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Uhhhh like totally, wait, what was the question?


Skippy
Are you serious? Of course it's against the law. Public intoxication is also against the law in some areas.


soul rebel
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yea because having the drugs in your system is considered having them in possession, it isnt only illegal to have them with you but also to have them in your system


Emily R
Any drugs are illegal if your not subscribed to them.
Under the influence.
drugs are pointless and a waste of life.


Elizabeth
More information is needed to answer this question properly, as the correct answer can differ greatly between US states and even from one city or district to the next. The rules can also change depending on what sort of police arrests you (state, city, etc) as some places have decriminalisation of certain drugs, where you were arrested (private vs public property), and other specifics.

I highly recommend posting the details of the situation at somewhere like http://forum.freeadvice.com/ if you want a better response.


Logic316
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It depends.
Public intoxication (whether because of alcohol or other drugs) is illegal, though without actually having the drugs on you there would likely be no proof for that charge. And as a practical matter, if you don't act stupid, then no cop will suspect that you're on drugs anyway. Also, it's one thing to be drunk because a cop can smell the booze on your breath, but other drugs can often mimic the symptoms of mental illness or diabetic problems. If you're suspected of driving under the influence of drugs, however, the cops can order a blood test and then you could be charged.


Bethh
it's like
the same as being drunken and disorderly i think


Jme
yes its under the influence


Mark K
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No... Unless you are operating under the influence of a controlled substance. If you admit to being "high" while driving a motor vehicle for example I could arrest you for operating under the influence of a controled substance. There are many loopholes in that though such as being disorderly or protective custody. I could pick you up on a number of charges without using the words "high" or make any assumptions to the use of narcotics. Truth is if the officer wants to arrest you for being "high" they will but not "because you are high"


Epictetus
Not illegal to be high in your house, if you are in possession then you might get in trouble though. Being in public is under the influence. Sitting in a car having smoked weed is totally legal but don't be in possession or be driving after a cop knows.

This is in Cali, I don't know nationally


Anna S
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i beelive so


lolz
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Any person who take drugs is likely to commit crime. Therefore it is illegal.


Mittmoudh R
few people high on drugs can think straight enough to cover all their bases


Crystal M
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Probably since it is an ILLEGAL drug.
I would think being drunk is different...since alcohol isn't illegal...if you're not doing anything to cause harm etc. while drunk it's fine...but if you're underage then it's illegal.


Why so serious?
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Still busted. Under the influence.

Stay in your house


GotRice
It is not illegal to be high in the U.S. unless you are on probation.


Al Bundy
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In general no. If you're driving it usually is and some states have zero tolerence driving laws where having any amount in your system is like a DUI. Also if you're intoxicated in public you could probably be charged with public intoxication in some states even if it's not from alcohol.


big boi
Well its pretty obvious to see someone high on drugs, they be falling over and look like they are drunk. I dont think that they can arrest you but the can put you under custity which pretty much means to hold you in house arrest or something until they have proof of what you did.


Cutie P
yh but som people find it hard and cnt cope its sad :(





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