CO Marijuana DUI FAQs (Pt. 2)

May 24, 2015

Picking up from CO Marijuana DUI FAQs (Pt. 1), here, we’ll respond to some more common questions regarding marijuana-related DUI charges in Colorado.

More Important Answers about CO Marijuana DUIs

Q – Can medical marijuana card holders be targeted for marijuana DUI stops?

Here are more important answers about CO marijuana DUIs from a trusted Denver and Boulder DUI lawyer. Contact us for the best DUI defense.

Here are more important answers about CO marijuana DUIs from a trusted Denver and Boulder DUI lawyer. Contact us for the best DUI defense.

A – Legally no. In fact, a driver’s status as a medical marijuana card holder cannot be used as:

  • Probable cause for cops making DUI stops (or requesting blood tests from drivers)
  • Evidence of impairment (if drivers are charged with marijuana DUIs).

Q – Can I be ticketed for driving around with marijuana in my vehicle?

A – Yes, and if you are cited for a marijuana-related traffic offense, this can show up on background checks for you.

So, just like with alcohol, keep open containers in the truck of vehicles (i.e., out of reach from drivers and vehicle occupants). Also, never permit passengers to use marijuana while you are driving.

Q – Are there viable defenses to CO marijuana DUI charges?

A – Yes! As with alcohol-related DUIs, there can be various defense options available for motorists accused of marijuana DUIs, with just some of these potentially being that:

  • The blood samples were contaminated.
  • The testing on those samples was not conducted properly.
  • Factors other than marijuana use (such as, for instance, medical conditions) were the cause of the alleged impairment or displays of impairment.
  • The accused individual was not evaluated by a trained drug recognition expert.

Q – What can I do to protect myself if I’m suspected of a marijuana DUI?

A – The single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself when you have been accused of a marijuana DUI is to retain our experienced Denver and Boulder DUI lawyer. With our attorney on your side, you can be confident that you will have the strongest possible defense.

Additionally, we also want to point out that there are things you can do during the DUI stop to start mounting your defense ASAP. Just some of these things can include (but may not be limited to):

  • Not admitting to marijuana (or alcohol) use whatsoever
  • Refusing to submit to field sobriety testing if you will not pass for some reason
  • Requesting that an additional blood sample be taken (if you choose to submit to a blood draw) so that it can be independently tested later.

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Have you been charged with a marijuana-related DUI or with any type of drunk driving charges? If so, you can turn to the Denver and Boulder DUI defense lawyer at Griffin Law Firm for experienced help and the best possible defense.

With nearly two decades of experience in the criminal justice system, our attorney understands the complexities of the system, the challenges different defendants can face and the best ways of overcoming these challenges to bring criminal cases to successful resolutions.

To receive a complete evaluation of your case, along with professional advice regarding your best options, contact us by calling (303) 280-1070 or by emailing us using the contact form at the top of this page.

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