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Driving Under the Influence Of Drugs (DUID) in Colorado

Criminal Attorney Defending DUID Charges in Denver

Are you facing charges for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID)? DUID charges are very complex, especially now that the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in the state of Colorado. It is important that you contact a Arapahoe County DUI lawyer as soon as possible after you have been arrested or are being charged with a crime of this nature. At the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C., I provide reliable and aggressive defense for clients such as you who are facing DUID charges.

Testing in Denver DUID Charges

Drug use cannot be proven by a simple breath test the way alcohol is typically tested for, so usually a blood test will be used. However, the way that marijuana and other drugs show up in drug tests is very different from the way alcohol is tested for in the case of a DUI arrest. For example, a joint that was smoked a week ago can show up in a test in a similar manner to the results of a test showing a joint was smoked an hour ago. Because it is difficult to determine when a drug was last used, it can be hard for prosecution or law enforcement to prove a case of DUID.

The following drugs could be involved in DUID charges:

  • Prescription painkillers
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy

Employing Intelligent Defense Strategies

Even if you were legally administered a painkiller or if you are legally allowed to use marijuana recreationally, it could still impair your ability to drive and lead to you being charged with DUID. Whatever the case may be, you could be facing a felony or misdemeanor charge and will need an experienced attorney to defend you. I know exactly what it takes to show that your level of impairment cannot be proven without a doubt or to find a weak spot in the prosecution's case.

Call the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. at (720) 809-8262 today to make an appointment for a free case consultation.

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