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No One Needs to Know You Smoked Today

With the legalization of marijuana, more and more people are partaking in using it recreationally and medicinally in their daily lives. However, like driving under the influence of alcohol, you can be stopped for underlying traffic offenses and asked to partake in a standard field sobriety test if police suspect that you’re under the influence of marijuana. But, many people don’t know that the roadside maneuver techniques used to test for drunk driving are ineffective for proving someone’s impairment from marijuana. 

Since the legal use of marijuana is relatively recent, the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles currently has no rules in place for marijuana DUIs which means that your license is not at risk if you’re suspected of using marijuana and getting behind the wheel. However, being charged with a marijuana DUI can be a long process as blood tests, evaluations, and several court appearances occur.

What to Do if You’re Arrested in Colorado for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs?

While being pulled over by law enforcement can be nerve-racking, it’s important that you remain calm and comply with the officers involved. If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, following these steps can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case: 

  • Respect Law Enforcement: If you’re in the process of getting arrested, don’t resist. If you resist arrest, you could add an additional charge to your case, resulting in bigger fines or extended time behind bars. While you should comply with law enforcement, it does not mean you need to answer any questions, and we advise that you don’t, as they could further incriminate you. 
  • Know Your Rights: If you’re being arrested, it’s important that you know that you have the right to remain silent. You don’t have to answer any questions or provide additional information to law enforcement after arrest. You will not be penalized for not answering questions if you are compliant with physical direction and do not resist arrest. 
  • Comply with Testing: While you can refuse to test, we highly recommend that you comply. Refusing a blood test after being arrested for a suspected DUI-D will result in additional penalties. 

Contact Liberty Law Center if You Have Been Charged with a DUI-D

If you’ve been arrested for a suspected DUI-D, you have the right to legal representation. At Liberty Law Center, we’ll advise you on what to do after an arrest to better your chances of a favorable outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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