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DUI and Marijuana

By Bridgette Tomasetti

In Colorado, a driver can be charged with DUI if the officer suspects the person is impaired by marijuana. This can occur if officer believes the impairment is caused by marijuana alone or in combination with alcohol and/or other drugs. There are several companies working to develop a ‘breathalyzer’ type device to aid in the prosecution of marijuana-based offenses. A Colorado based company and the Washington State University are the leaders in the field of developing this new technology. In Colorado, there is no “per se” amount of THC that a person must have in his/her blood in order for the state to prove impairment of mental and/or physical faculties. It is advisable for a person to abstain from driving after consuming any amount of marijuana. If you have been charged with DUI based on marijuana or other drugs, contact our expert Criminal Law Group to assist you in your defense at 1-(888) 458-0991.

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