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Exploring the Marijuana DUI Statistics

DUI Defense Attorney Fighting Marijuana DUI Charges in Colorado Colorado officers and courts have not tracked cannabis-involved DUIs before 2014. However, after cannabis was legalized in the state, the court system began monitoring the number of cannabis DUIs. From 2014 to 2015, fewer than 15 percent of DUI citations from state troopers involved cannabis usage.

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Marijuana DUI vs. Alcohol DUI: Is there a Difference?

Defense Attorney Fighting on Behalf of Those Charged with Any DUI in Colorado Springs In Colorado, you are guilty of a DUI if you operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are a habitual user of a controlled substance, you can also be found guilty of a DUI. Marijuana

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Can You Eat Products Containing Marijuana and Operate a Car?

Marijuana Possession and Consumption Defense Attorney Serving the Colorado Springs Area Colorado was the first state in the United States to legalize the use of marijuana. However, there are rules to this legalization, and you cannot simply use marijuana at your leisure. Like alcohol, there are obligations that users of marijuana products must understand –

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THC Breathalyzers Are Currently Being Tested

Colorado Defense Lawyer Defends Drivers from DUI-Marijuana Charges The THC breathalyzer has been in testing for some time, but now it is available to police officers for field use. The new breath test can detect any new consumption of marijuana-containing food, as well as smoking marijuana. According to U.S. News, the first test was conducted in

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Colorado to Unveil New Program for Identifying Marijuana DUIs

Drug-related DUIs are a growing concern in the United States, but in a state where marijuana can be legally purchased, marijuana DUIs are equally growing. To stop this, Colorado State Patrol will be unveiling a new testing program specifically designed to catch those driving while under the influence of marijuana. This testing program is designed

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What are the penalties for marijuana DUI in Colorado?

The penalties for marijuana DUI in Colorado are the same as for a regular DUI; Drug and Alcohol Evaluation and follow the recommendations, community service, 12 points against your license and the possibility of up to a year in jail. Marijuana use is on the rise, and Colorado is cracking down on those driving under

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If officer smells marijuana, is he allowed to search my car?

If an officer merely smells marijuana, he is not allowed to search your car based solely on that fact. In Colorado, odor alone does not give an officer probable cause to search your vehicle for contraband, or act as evidence that you might be driving under the influence. This is particularly true because possession of

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How long should I wait to drive after ingesting marijuana?

While the question is a common one, there is not an easy response. Too many factors involved for there to be a simple response. Among the factors are: how much marijuana did you smoke? How much tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) did the marijuana you have contain, and how much of it did your body absorb? Also, how

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Will I lose my license if I am convicted of DUI of marijuana?

Marijuana was legalized in Colorado on January 1, 2014. As a result, the Colorado Department of Transportation has stepped up its education and outreach efforts in order to curb drugged driving. Marijuana use impairs short term memory, reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration, and time and depth perception. The legalization of marijuana has not changed the

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