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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

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 

When facing a drug-related DUI charge, it's important to understand the process of drug recognition evaluations (DRE). These evaluations are conducted by law enforcement officers trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug intoxication in drivers. Understanding how DREs work and the potential limitations of these evaluations can be crucial in building a strong defense against drug-related DUI charges.

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.

Our experienced Denver DUI drugs attorney can provide valuable insight into the DRE process and how it may impact your case. We can help you navigate the complexities of drug-related DUI laws in Colorado and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for your situation.

Don't hesitate to reach out to our team for expert legal guidance and representation in your drug-related DUI case.

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.

Colorado DUID FAQ

What is a Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) and how does it relate to DUI charges?

A Drug Recognition Evaluation is a form of field sobriety test performed by specific police officers to determine potential drug intoxication. It's voluntary, but the findings can be used as evidence in court. Additionally, individuals can opt for a blood test to show traces of drugs, but a strong legal defense is crucial to challenge any impairment claims based on the test results.

  • Acquitted of All Charges DUI Acquittal
  • Dismissed DUI, DWAI, Careless Driving
  • Dismissed DUI, DWAI
  • Dismissed Driver’s License Interlock Violation Hearing
  • Dismissed Attempted Murder, Assault, Menacing with a Deadly Weapon, Distribution of Marijuana


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
  • DUI, DWAI, Careless Driving
  • Driver’s License Interlock Violation Hearing
  • Attempted Murder, Assault, Menacing with a Deadly Weapon, Distribution of Marijuana

Have Questions?

  • How should I choose a Denver criminal defense attorney?
    First and foremost, your lawyer should be confident and knowledgeable in their practice. You should always feel comfortable with discussing the details of your situation and your freedom and your rights should be your counsel’s top priority. At Fife Luneau, P.C., our team has a true passion for what we do, and our experience and zealous advocacy is a testament to this. We have a proven track record for results and will always fight for your best interest.
  • How much are your legal fees?
    Fife Luneau, P.C. handles cases on an upfront flat-fee schedule that is determined based on how severe your charges, how complex the case, and whether you need to go to trial. We will discuss all issues with you beforehand, and once you agree to our fees, we’ll hold your money in a trust on your behalf. This way we can focus on your matter and not on money. Our firm also accepts all major credit cards.
  • After an arrest, what are my rights?
    Every U.S. citizen is granted certain rights by the Constitution. These include the face that you are innocent until proven guilty, and that burden is put on the prosecution. After you have been charged, you have the right to a public trial, skilled counsel of your choosing or a court-appointed lawyer, if needed, the right to remain silent to protect yourself from incrimination, the right to cross-examine the accused, the right to testify, or not, and the right to an appeal.