DUI-D – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

contact-attorneys-in-castle-rockIn Colorado, Driving under the Influence of Drugs (DUI-D) carries serious penalties, including substantial fines and court costs, driver’s license consequences, community service, drug education classes, and possible sentences for significant jail time.

An experienced Denver DUI defense attorney can help you navigate the courts and the department of motor vehicle licensing issues.

Our Colorado defense attorneys have been former Deputy District Attorneys, Colorado public defenders, court-appointed defense counsel and have even sat on the bench as a former municipal court judge.

Under the current Colorado DUI laws, there are no per se drug limits, therefore, any detectible amount of any prohibited drug, even some drugs used by prescription, in a driver’s system could lead to a DUI or DWAI charge.

In the Denver metro area, these cases often involve a Drug Recognition Expert who is called to the scene to perform a Drug Drug Recognition Evaluation.  Like field sobriety tests, to provide more evidence for the prosecution at trial in a DUI-D case.  A blood test is often used to confirm traces of drug use in your system. The standard blood test in a DUI-D case tests for barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids (THC), cocaine, ethanol, methadone, methamphetamine, opiates (including Oxycodone), phencyclidine (PCP), and propoxyphene (Darvon).

At Folkestad Fazekas Barrick & Patoile, PC, our DUI-D lawyers based in Douglas County take the time to address your unique personal concerns and we will explore every avenue possible to get the best results for you.

We serve the entire Front Range area from offices in Douglas County, Colorado.

Our DUI attorneys are available for a free telephone consultation today! Please call us at 303-688-3045.

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