Everyone knows drinking and driving can land you a DUI, which is why so many of us regularly take use of ridesharing apps such as Uber or Lyft. However, did you know you can still be charged with a DUI because of your medical marijuana usage? In the state of Colorado, you may be charged with a DUI if you operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or one or more drugs, as well as if you operate a motor vehicle as a habitual user of any controlled substance.
Many people legally use marijuana for medical purposes, now more than ever. However, despite the fact you may be entitled to legally use marijuana for medical purposes, does not constitute as a defense against any DUI charges. Depending on your criminal history regarding driving under the influence, you may be subjected to a number of serious penalties, such as imprisonment, hefty fines, revoked license, safety education, treatment programs, public service, and probation.
Contact Our Denver DUI Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one have been charged with a DUI due to medical marijuana, we at Orr Law Firm want to help. Our Denver DUI lawyers are dedicated to helping people who have been arrested or charged with a DUI find a light at the end of the tunnel in this incredibly dire situation. DUIs can follow you around for the rest of your life, and they can quite severely impact your reputation, career, and personal life in a number of ways. This is why we work so diligently and are so determined to ensure you are not a victim of these harsh consequences.
Schedule an initial consultation with one of our Denver DUI lawyers at your earliest convenience by calling us at 720.619.2676.