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Denver DUI Drugs Attorney

Defending Against Driving Under The Influence Of Drug Charges in Colorado

If you are facing charges for a drug-related DUI in Denver, do not hesitate to put the aggressive defense of Fife Luneau, P.C., on your side. Our team is backed by 30+ years of combined experience and is dedicated to fighting for your rights. We recognize that this may be an overwhelming time, and we are here to represent you. You don’t need to carry the burden of this process alone. Let us help.


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Colorado DUID Laws

Although the consumption of marijuana is legal in Colorado, driving while high can result in DUI charges. State law specifies that five nanograms of active THC in the blood qualifies as driving under the influence, and the police can also arrest you for observed impairment. The state can charge you with a DUI for any level of prohibited drug in your system. 

The state can also file charges under open container laws if there is marijuana in your vehicle that is in the passenger area and:

  • In an open container
  • In a container with a broken seal
  • Showing signs of consumption

What are the Penalties for a Drug-Related DUI?

A DUI based on marijuana or other drugs can result in thousands of dollars in fines, jail time, community service, and loss of driving privileges. Colorado State Patrol troopers issue thousands of citations each year for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. To protect your rights and avoid these stiff penalties, it pays to choose a dedicated firm. Fife Luneau, P.C. proudly displays our recent case results to prove our reputation as some of the most successful DUI drug lawyers in Denver and Colorado.

Drug Recognition Evaluations 

Specific police officers are authorized to perform Drug Recognition Evaluations. This evaluation functions as a form of field sobriety test. It’s voluntary, and the police officer will testify in court as to what their findings are.

You can also have a blood test administered, which can show whether there were traces of drugs in your system. However, just because the test finds traces doesn’t prove that they impaired you. A vigorous defense will bring this out in court.

Contact Our DUI Drugs Lawyer Today

If you are facing charges for driving under the influence of drugs, our team at Fife Luneau, P.C., is here to help. We understand the complex nature of these charges and are ready to provide a strong legal defense on your behalf. With 30 + years of experience, you can be confident that your rights will be protected throughout the legal process. Contact us today to set up a consultation to discuss your legal options.


Contact Fife Luneau, P.C., today to get started on your defense with our Denver DUI drugs attorney.


  • DUI Acquittal
  • Careless Driving
  • Careless Driving
  • Attempted Murder, Assault, Menacing with a Deadly Weapon, Distribution of Marijuana
  • Assault in the Third Degree (Domestic Violence)

Because Results Matter

Recent Case Victories

Fife Luneau, P.C. is one of the most respected law firms when it comes to DUI and criminal defense cases. We have a remarkable track record up and down the Front Range, successfully handling some of the most complex cases.

  • DUI Acquittal
  • Careless Driving
  • Careless Driving
  • Attempted Murder, Assault, Menacing with a Deadly Weapon, Distribution of Marijuana
  • Assault in the Third Degree (Domestic Violence)

Need Answers?

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  • Will my license be suspended if I am arrested for DUI?
    When you have been charged with driving under the influence, the DMV will begin the license suspension process. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you can face a suspension of up to five years. Challenging a license suspension requires you to request a DMV hearing within seven days of you being pulled over. The results of this trial may be a probationary license that allows you to keep driving or the installation of an interlock ignition device that will allow you to drive only after you have proven your sobriety.
  • How are DUI and DWAI offenses different?

    DUI, or driving under the influence, is usually charges as a misdemeanor that arises when you blood alcohol content is .08% or above. Driving while ability impaired, or DWAI, is an infraction when your BAC is higher than .05 but less than .08. DUI offenses carry more serious charges, including up to a year in jail, $1,000 in fines, and community service. A DWAI conviction will result in up to 180 days in jail, $200 in fines, and up to 48 hours of community service. Our Denver DUI lawyers can challenge the results of breath and blood tests and have a successful record in many cases.

  • Can’t I just accept the consequences of an arrest and move on?

    It can be incredibly stressful to face a first offense but accepting your conviction will not simply allow you to move on. When you have a criminal record, many avenues become barred for you, including some professional licenses, the ability to join the military, and having other rights that are granted to citizens. At Fife Luneau, P.C., our Denver criminal defense attorneys work hard to fight for you and your record.