DUI & Drug Accusations in Colorado Springs
Charged with a DUI because of drugs?
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) in the state of Colorado has become a growing concern. DUID is a serious offense that a police officer initially determines with a field sobriety test. If the police officer suspects the individual of operating their vehicle under the influence of a drug, they can arrest you without even searching for evidence of drugs on the person or in the car. You will be requested to do a blood or urine test to confirm the presence of narcotics in your system. If the test proves positive, you will be charged with a DUID, or a DWAI, which means driving with ability impaired. The slightest amount of drugs detected can warrant a DUID.
If you are suspected and accused of driving under the influence of drugs, we understand this can be a stressful ordeal. It can be that much more traumatic if the drug is a prescription drug taken for medical reasons. It is sometimes difficult to ascertain if some drugs really have an impact on a person's driving ability. That is why it becomes crucial to contact my firm if you were charged with a DUI with drugs. My extensive experience as a Colorado Springs DUI attorney will provide you with a strong legal defense. My staff and I are dedicated to serving our clients 24/7, giving legal advice and counsel, while fighting for your rights and reputation.
DUI with Drugs and Colorado State Charges
If convicted of a DUID, you can face large penalties and costly fines, mandatory drug rehabilitation or counseling, probation, suspension or revocation of your driver's license, and jail time. There are numerous drugs that can warrant DUID charges:
- Medical marijuana
- Prescription drugs
- Crack cocaine
- Sedatives or sleeping pills
- Aerosol inhalation
In the case of prescription drugs or medical marijuana, charges against you may be dismissed as these types of drugs were legally consumed. Prescription drugs are particularly difficult to prove as being at fault for impaired driving considering many fail to indicate a 'do not drive' warning on the label. My firm will investigate every variable of your case in detail in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
While marijuana has been legalized for recreational usage in the state, it remains illegal to drive under the influence of the substance. This law can be confusing for some people, and there are many additional kinks that need to be worked out within the law. Until then, it is crucial that anyone accused of a DUI with drugs retain the legal representation they need.
Contact a Colorado Springs DUI lawyer
right now if you were charged with a DUI involving drugs.