Charges for DUI and Drugs in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO DUI Lawyer
In our state, when someone is suspected of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, they can be charged with DUID - driving under the influence of drugs. You can also be charged with driving while ability impaired (DWAI). This can include prescription drugs if it is believed that the medication compromised your driving ability in any way. The police do not have to find evidence of the drug, or any drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, to charge you with either of these crimes.
After you have been pulled over, you will most likely be given a field sobriety test to confirm the officer's suspicion that your driving ability is impaired. If you fail, you will most likely be arrested for
DUI. You will then be asked also to take a
blood or urine test to confirm the presence of drugs in your system. If any amount is found, and regardless of when you might have taken the drug, you will be charged with DUID or DWAI.
Contact a Colorado Springs, CO DUI dttorney at once if you are facing DUI charges involving drugs. A qualified attorney will look for issues regarding testing procedures and results that can be challenged to minimize charges or have them dismissed.
DUI with Drug Charges Attorney in Colorado Springs
You can also be charged with DUID or DWAI if you are found to be impaired by drugs or other chemical intoxicants, including:
- Prescription drugs
- Aerosol inhalation
A DUI conviction can have serious consequences, including penalties such as jail time, fines, mandated counseling and license revocation. Attorney Michael Moran is an accomplished Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable in DUI cases involving drugs, and knows how to build a strong defense. In addition to having considerable experience helping people charged with this crime, he is familiar with prosecution tactics and can find any weaknesses in their case.
Contact a Colorado Springs DUI and drugs attorney
if you have been charged with a DUI that involves drugs to find out your legal options under state law.