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Denver DUID Attorney

Accomplished Trial Lawyers Advocate for Your Right to Drive

If you choose to take advantage of legal marijuana in Colorado, you can still run afoul of the law, especially on public roads. The number of drivers arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, or DUID, in Colorado has skyrocketed since marijuana became legal.

If you are arrested for DUID, you face the same potential penalties as a drunk driver:

  • Fines
  • Fees
  • Jail
  • License suspension
  • Higher insurance premiums

To give yourself a fighting chance to preserve your license and mitigate other damage, you need skilled and aggressive defense counsel. At The Orr Law Firm, our Denver DUI lawyers are determined to provide you with the highest-quality legal representation possible to achieve the best available outcome. As Colorado’s premier DUI/DUID defense firm, we are uncompromising in our fight to defend your rights.

How Much Pot Is too Much for the Road?

For decades, opponents of drunk driving have been educating the public about how many drinks it may take — depending on the type of alcoholic beverage, the person’s weight and elapsed time — for a driver to become legally impaired. But how many tokes, joints or bong hits does it take to reach the legal limit of five nanograms of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC (the main mind-altering ingredient in cannabis) in your blood?

Unfortunately, comparatively little has been done to educate pot users, and it’s not even clear if marijuana affects individuals in the same way that alcohol does. Further complicating matters is the fact that THC content in marijuana varies widely among different types of plants. It’s not like beverages that declare their alcohol content on the label.

There’s another difference between marijuana and alcohol that bears mentioning. Your system evacuates alcohol fairly quickly. But THC gets stored in your body’s fat cells, so it takes a longer time to dissipate. That makes a urine test for THC useless, because it may register the cumulative amount of THC in your system, not the amount that is active.

Challenging the Legal Limit of THC

Blood tests for THC are notoriously inaccurate. There’s also considerable evidence that smokers build up a tolerance for THC, so a habitual smoker with a THC reading above five nanograms may not be impaired at all. There has been a great deal of criticism of the DRE (drug recognition expert) training that officers receive to determine if a driver is under the influence of drugs. The program’s protocols rely too heavily on the biases of law enforcement officers to be useful in any kind of diagnostic sense.

All of these points provide an opportunity for an experienced Denver DUI defense attorney to challenge the charges against you. At the Orr Law Firm, we’re determined to use every legal tool at our disposal to protect your rights.

Contact a Skilled Denver DUID Defense Lawyer to Discuss Your Case

If you’re facing DUID charges in Colorado, get advice and counsel from the knowledgeable attorneys of The Orr Law Firm in Denver.

We offer free initial phone consultations. Get started today by calling us at (303) 818-2448 or by contacting us online.

PROVEN DEFENSE BACKED BY RESULTS

Take a look at our case results!
  • Reduced to Wet Reckless Original Charge (DUI / Accident)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI <.2 / Careless Causing Injury)
  • Not Guilty Original Charge (DUI)
  • Plead to Wet Reckless Original Charge (DUI)
  • Plead to Wet Reckless Original Charge (DUI)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI)
  • Plead to Deferred Judgement for DWAI Original Charge (DUI)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI)
  • Case Dismissed Original Charge (DUI/DUID)

What Our Clients Say

  • “I am forever grateful for their assistance and would strongly recommend The Orr Law Firm”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “Your performance in court was amazing; the end result surpassed all my expectations. My traffic violation has been removed and erased.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; MUNICIPAL COURT TRAFFIC VIOLATION

  • “Unlike some lawyers they actually care about your well-being.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; ARAPAHOE COUNTY DUI

  • “These guys did a great job defending me in my DUI case in Boulder County.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; BOULDER COUNTY DUI

  • “Thank you for everything you did for me this past year.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; ARAPAHOE COUNTY DWAI - DISMISSED

  • “This is the firm that you need to protect your rights and help you get through this ordeal.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; ARAPAHOE COUNTY DUI

  • “Rhidian was not only concerned with my legal issues, but with my overall life. ”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

  • “Your quick and efficient dealings with the County District Attorney was a wonder to behold. By way of comparison, you managed to do in less than one hour what I had been trying to accomplish over the course of eight months and three court hearings.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT, ARAPAHOE COUNTY DUR

  • “I literally owe you years of my life.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT

  • “After I chose The Orr Law Firm I felt immediately relieved....I had someone on my side and was fighting for me.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DENVER COUNTY TRAFFIC CASE

  • “Mr. Orr's professionalism puts him in a higher class than his peers in the courtroom.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; BROOMFIELD COUNTY DUR W/ PRIORS

  • “The Orr Law Firm got this down to a careless driving charge and the other tickets were dropped. What's even better, this was before the day of the trial.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

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    SATISFIED CLIENT; JEFFERSON COUNTY TRAFFIC CASE

  • “They are all extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and totally in your corner.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; ADAMS COUNTY DUI

  • “The attorneys at The Orr Law Firm had my best interest in mind and walked me through the entire process.”

    SATISFIED CLIENT; DUI CHARGE

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