Colorado Drugged Driving Attorney
Defending DUID Charges in All Counties in Colorado
The term "DUID" refers to the act of operating a motor vehicle
under the influence of drugs. In Colorado, it is unlawful to drive with
a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that equals or exceeds .08%. It is
also illegal to operate a vehicle under the influence of a controlled
substance, such as marijuana. In the past, state law did not offer a threshold
blood concentration level for drug impairment. However, new Colorado law
designates a blood concentration threshold for THC in a driver's bloodstream.
The law will specifically target drivers who drive under the influence
Colorado Drugged Driving Law
A driver is considered under the influence of drugs if his/her bloodstream
contains five or more nanograms of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
per milliliter of blood. The driver's THC level can be determined
using a blood test. According to the new law the driver's blood must
be tested within a "reasonable" amount of time after he/she
drove the vehicle. In the past, drugged driving in Colorado was considered
a form of
DUI. While DUID still involves driving under the influence, drugged driving
laws provide prosecutors with the ability to convict a driver of DUID
based on the level of THC in his/her bloodstream.
Charged with driving under the influence of drugs in Colorado?
Were you charged with driving under the influence of drugs? Don't face
this challenge alone. A conviction could cost your freedom and your reputation.
Feldmann Nagel, LLC can help you understand your legal rights, circumstances,
and options. With our firm on your side of the courtroom, you can rest
assured that our drugged driving lawyers in Steamboat Springs will exhaust
every available resource to obtain a favorable case outcome.
Contact us today to see what our team can do for your case.