The driving while high bill proposed in Colorado has been amended to take the form of a study on marijuana impairment. While this may sound like a victory to those who use marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state of Colorado, the change from possible law to study doesn’t make it legal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.
Operating a vehicle while “high” is still against the law, the fact that this particular bill doesn’t appear as though it will become law in the near future will just mean that prosecutors don’t have a definitive blood THC level to work with when trying to secure a conviction. If you are facing charges of DUI for alcohol or marijuana you need to enlist the help of an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney.
DUI charges in Colorado can come with some very serious consequences, even for first time offenders. The state of Colorado takes drunk driving and driving while under the influence of drugs very seriously and those who are convicted don’t often get the benefit of leniency when it comes to sentencing.
Hiring a Colorado criminal defense attorney will ensure that you’ve got the best possible defense for the charges that you are facing. A properly structured defense will make it much more likely that you’ll be able to come away from your DUI charges with reduced or dismissed charges and that you’ll have the best chance of escaping the most serious punishments allowed by law for a DUI conviction.