All Drugs Are Not Created Equal in Colorado
March 29, 2023
In the United States, the laws governing the crime of driving under the influence – also called a DUI – are typically very harsh. Colorado is no exception to this, as even first-time DUI offenders can face time in jail, fines, and the loss of their driver’s license.
As serious as a DUI is, not many understand the true implications of the crime and the impact it can have on your life. There are many reasons to avoid a DUI [...]
No one wants to get pulled over by the police when driving, but several things can turn a routine traffic stop into a serious incident – including driving while intoxicated.
However, if the police observe you driving under the influence in Colorado and you have a firearm in the car, things can get much more complicated.
If you’re a firearm owner, it’s vital to understand what the law says about keeping a firearm in your vehicle. There are possible consequences [...]
DUI charges occur when someone operating a motor vehicle is accused of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Colorado law expands the definition of what it means to be accused of a DUI. As it turns out, you don’t even have to be driving a car to garner an accusation.
Yes, that’s right – you could be using a different means of conveyance and still get slapped with a DUI charge in Colorado. That’s why it’s vital [...]
While the state of Colorado has relaxed some of its laws against the use of substances like marijuana, it’s still a very serious offense to be accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state.
Many people assume they know what happens when a person is arrested for a DUI. However, the cold truth of the matter is that most are surprised by what follows an arrest. The chain of events that happen [...]
When you are pulled over for a DUI, you may expect to get a breath test by the police. This will test your blood alcohol content and demonstrate if you are above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. But what many people don’t know is that you can also opt to have a blood test done to determine your blood alcohol content.
Which is better: blood or a breath test? The truth is, there is no wrong or right answer [...]
As an attorney, I have seen firsthand the complexities of the state’s drug laws. While Colorado is known for being one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the state’s drug policies extend far beyond cannabis. All drugs are not created equal in Colorado, and understanding the nuances of the state’s drug laws is crucial for anyone facing drug charges.Understanding the Five Schedules of Drugs in Colorado
In Colorado, drugs get categorized into five different schedules, ranging from [...]
Marijuana legalization was a topic of debate for decades. In 2012, Colorado became one of the first states in the United States to legalize recreational marijuana. Since then, Colorado’s marijuana laws have constantly been evolving, and it is essential for anyone living in or traveling to Colorado to understand these laws.Recreational Use in Colorado
In Colorado, adults 21 years and older can legally purchase, possess, and consume up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes. Adults can [...]
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in Colorado, and it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This legal limit applies to both alcohol and drugs, including marijuana. The legal consequences of a DUI conviction can be severe, including fines, jail time, license suspension, and mandatory alcohol education or treatment.
You have certain legal rights if you get pulled over for suspicion of DUI. These include the [...]