Colorado Springs DUI Drugs Defense Attorneys
With years of experience handling DUI cases, our team of expert defense attorneys has seen every possible situation, including all the nuances of a DUI drug charge. We know how to aggressively represent your rights when it comes to a DUI charge. Loss of driver's license, jail time, huge fines, and increase in insurance costs can accompany a DUI charge, so you need an attorney that is capable of getting your charges reduced or dismissed.
You can be charged with a DUI for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Depending on the circumstance, a drug DUI can be more serious than a charge involving alcohol. If any drug is found in your system, a DUI can result. Marijuana (including medical marijuana), any illegal drug, prescription medication (with or without a prescription), and over the counter medicine all qualify as drugs that can lead to an arrest. The main factor to remember is that a drug DUI has nothing to do with whether or not the drug is illegal, but whether or not it impairs your driving.
There are a few differences in the cases of a drug DUI as opposed to an alcohol DUI. First, the officer that pulled you over will very quickly determine if they think you are impaired. If arrested under suspicion of drugs, you will be asked to submit to either a blood or urine test because drugs do not show up in a breathalyzer test. The alcohol limit is .08%, while there is no exact limit for drugs. This can work for or against you. On the one hand, you could be convicted for having any amount in your system, while on the other hand, a good defense attorney can argue as to whether or not you were actually under the influence.
Our team will compile a formidable strategy for your case. We will check to see if the blood or urine samples were taken according to Colorado state protocol. If not done properly, your test results cannot be used as evidence. We will investigate other ways your behavior could be explained, such as tiredness, stress, etc. Will will also seek to make an argument that, regardless of what the officers observed, the amount of drugs in your system could not have caused impairment.
Regardless of your situation, you need a competent lawyer to handle your case. Don't wait, act now. Call us at 719-227-0230.