Marijuana use impairs short term memory, reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration, time perception, and depth perception. The legalization of marijuana has not changed the law regarding impaired driving – getting high and getting behind the wheel will result in a DUI. Due to marijuana’s impact on a person’s motor skills and judgment, Colorado has put
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Colorado sobriety checkpoints are a way for law enforcement officers to check many individuals at one time for intoxicated drivers. During the stop, officers look for visible signs that a driver may have been drinking. These signs include slurred words or a smell of alcohol. Officers must ask you for your permission if they decide
Colorado uses Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to evaluate suspects of driving under the influence of marijuana. They use a 12 step system to evaluate whether someone is operating their vehicle under the influence of marijuana. If you are pulled over for suspected drugged driving, an officer will test sobriety differently than a suspected drunk driver.
There are many signs that indicate to a police officer that a driver has been smoking marijuana. The primary signs are: Odor Marijuana puts off an strong and easily detectable odor. The more recent the marijuana use the stronger the odor. A key to keep police off your back is to make sure that you
If you get into an accident while driving under the influence, you need a knowledgeable DUI attorney in Colorado Springs, CO. Under Colorado DUI laws, if a driver commits a traffic offense that results in injury to another person while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the penalties can be extremely severe.
A very common consequence that comes with driving under the influence in Colorado is having your driver’s license revoked. In Colorado the legal limit for blood alcohol content is 0.02% for persons under the age of 21 and 0.08% for those 21 and older. If someone is pulled over and their blood alcohol content is
This is an easy answer: The police absolutely check for marijuana at DUI checkpoints. Even though Colorado now has laws that allow for recreational use of marijuana, there are other laws that say how much a person can have, how it should be transported, and even where it can be consumed. Tripping up on any
Once you have been offered probation for your drunk driving offense, you still may need the services of a DUI attorney in Colorado. Many people find that they end up back in court to deal with DUI probation violation issues, and an experienced attorney can be instrumental in making sure that all of the facts are
According to current DUI laws in Colorado, a person is guilty of a DUI if he or she operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or one or more drugs, OR he or she operates a motor vehicle as a habitual user of any controlled substance. As stated above, with regard to
November, 2000 – Colorado voters consider and pass Amendment 20 to the state’s constitution, which legalized limited amounts of medical marijuana for registered patients and their primary caregivers. October, 2009 – Deputy Attorney General David Ogden of the United States Attorney’s Office issues a memorandum stating that Department of Justice prosecutors “should not focus federal