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Marijuana + Operating a Motor Vehicle

Potential DUI The Colorado Department of Transportation, also known as CDOT, is investing $430,000.00 into a statewide campaign called "Drive High, Get a DUI". In Colorado, "it is a misdemeanor for any person who is under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, or a combination of both alcohol or one or more drugs, to drive a motor vehicle." You know this as Driving Under the Influence or DUI. The DUI law is drafted broadly enough to encompass marijuana, prescription drugs, and other controlled substances.

The crime of driving "high" is known as "DUID" or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.

Residents of Colorado and tourists need to be aware that taking advantage of Colorado Marijuana laws should not be taken lightly. Driving high and getting pulled over by the cops could result in you being placed under arrest and/or taken to jail under the suspicion of being too high to drive. If you are convicted of a DUI or DUID in Colorado, you face possible jail time, community service, loss of driving privileges, and/or fines -not to mention the social stigma or embarrassment you might feel. A criminal conviction on your record in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, can have serious implications on your future careers goals or educational pursuits.

You should immediately contact a top notch Denver DUI lawyer or traffic attorney, if you are charged with a DUI for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of Alcohol, Drugs and/or Marijuana. Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C. offers free consultations and 24 hour service. Call us today at 303- 825 -1075!

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/02/24/new-cdot-campaign-targets-stoned-drivers/

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