Marijuana and DUI in Colorado

Posted by: Russell Hebets       28-Jan-2015       (0) Comments        Back to Main Blog

Since amendment 64 passed in Colorado, legalizing marijuana, there’s been a lot of confusion about what that really means for drivers on the road. Ultimately, police and law enforcement are treating driving under the influence of marijuana exactly the same as they’re treating driving under the influence of alcohol.

So, police out there are working on new techniques to determine whether a driver is impaired by marijuana and if they have that belief, they’re going to charge you with driving under the influence, just like they would charge you driving under the influence of alcohol.

It’s actually the same statute on Colorado statute books, where anything that you are impaired by and behind the wheel, they can charge you as a DUI or a DUID. So, if you’re out there, you need to be very clear that while marijuana is legal and you can possess it and you can use it, you cannot get behind the wheel after you’ve consumed it if you’re still under the influence of marijuana, even to the slightest degree. If you have a case involving driving under the influence of drugs, give one of our Colorado criminal defense lawyers a call.

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