You Can Get Charged With Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs

More and more people are being charged with driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) in the wake of Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana. In fact, the Colorado State Patrol said that DUID tickets made up 12 percent of all DUI stops in Colorado in 2014, representing a large increase from previous years.

If you have been charged with the criminal offense of DUID, you need the help of experienced drug crimes lawyer Brian Boal who represents clients facing DUID charges related to marijuana, cocaine, meth, prescription drugs and other narcotics.

Drugged Driving Laws Are Evolving

In cases of marijuana-related DUID offenses, Colorado law currently states that if a blood test shows that a driver has as little as five (5) nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood, there is a presumption of impairment and grounds for a DUID arrest. Many experts believe this limit is arbitrary and there is no scientific support that such a small amount of THC impairs a driver's ability to operate their vehicle.

There have been many changes to the DUI laws and there are certainly more to come. It is important that you choose an attorney who has the necessary training and understands this complicated area of the law and the most effective defense strategies. Brian Boal prides himself on staying current with critical changes in the laws that impact his client's cases.

DUID Defense Strategies

In alcohol-related driving under the influence (DUI) cases, defense strategies often revolve around challenging the reliability of the chemical test. In DUID cases, there are additional defenses. Not only can the reliability of the test be challenged, but so can the validity of the legal limit of five nanograms of THC. For example, this low amount may have little or no impact at all for a medical marijuana patient who has been using marijuana for years, and the driver may have a clean driving record to prove it.

Boal Law Firm, PC, is prepared to challenge the validity of the five-nanogram legal limit in your DUID case, and confront government witnesses in court with the deficiencies in their DUID investigation.

Start Fighting DUID Charges By Calling Boal Law Firm, PC

Call at 719-602-2262 or email to discuss your DUID case directly with Brian B. Boal. The law firm serves clients in El Paso County and all other counties up and down the Front Range.