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Strong defense tactics needed when charged with drug possession

Drug possession charges in the Denver area can range from minor to severe, depending upon the type and amount of drug in possession. Unfortunately, many Colorado residents do not tend to worry about the possible consequences of possessing drugs, especially after the change in marijuana laws. However, as any experienced attorney will tell you, it is a mistake to automatically assume you will not get into serious trouble.

Is drugged driving a big problem in Colorado?

In the eyes of the defendants charged with DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) and the police personnel who must enforce the law, it would indeed seem to be a big problem. The new, more lenient laws governing marijuana, for instance, have muddied the works for some police officers as well as for the state's prosecutors. Caught in the middle are the people who enjoy using the drug for recreational or even medicinal purposes.

In Colorado how serious is vehicular homicide due to DUI?

Any kind of criminal charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is serious. However, when a person's actions behind the wheel result in the death of another person, it becomes a much more serious incident. This is true not just in Colorado but in all other states as well. If you are facing vehicular homicide charges, then you are in serious trouble and need legal help as soon as possible.

A DUI doesn't have to involve alcohol

When we hear about DUI or DWI,charges, many people think they they are alcohol related. That isn't always the case. It is possible to face DUI or DWI charges because of drugs. There are some important facts you should know about drugged driving.

Can drivers under 21 consume a little alcohol and drive?

The temptation to consume alcohol before a person turns 21 years old is considerable. Peer pressure and the desire to appear cool are sometimes the factors that encourage people who aren't yet old enough to drink alcohol legally to consume the forbidden beverages. The issue that comes into the picture for some minors who are drinking alcohol occurs when they realize that they must get back home after the drinking party. Those underage drinkers might be stopped by law enforcement officials for the suspicion of underage drunk driving, which is a very serious criminal matter.

Arrested for DUI? Start planning your defense right away

Facing drunk driving charges can be an intense event in your life. Most defendants are afraid of the possible consequences and with good reason. A conviction is serious and can impose long-lasting difficulties on your entire lifestyle. With these ramifications in mind, it is unsurprising that so many people panic when they are arrested for drunk driving. While understandable, panicking is a terrible response as it can cripple you into inaction. A better response is to begin planning your defense strategy immediately, and an attorney can definitely help.