Wrapping up our series Colorado Marijuana DUIs: FAQs, below, we’ll answer some more questions that commonly arise in marijuana-related drugged driving cases.
Colorado Marijuana DUIs: Here’s What Else You May Need to Know…
Q – What if I have a medical marijuana card? Can this be used as evidence against me in Colorado marijuana DUI cases?
A – Not at this point. In fact, currently, a driver’s status of holding a medical marijuana card cannot be used as:
- Probable cause for making traffic stops and/or requesting drivers to submit to blood tests
- Evidence of intoxication by prosecutors later.
Given concerns about privacy and profiling people, it seems unlikely that the state legislature will change this anytime soon.
Q – Can people get Colorado marijuana DUIs for driving around with pot/pot products?
A – Not necessarily. Drivers should be aware that they can get traffic tickets for driving around with opened marijuana products, particularly if those products appear to be partially consumed. Additionally, motorists should know that:
- Having opened marijuana products within their vehicles can be probable cause for law enforcement officials to request field sobriety and/or blood testing.
- While it’s generally advised to keep any marijuana products sealed and in the trunks of vehicles, if vehicles don’t have trucks, it’s best to keep these products in areas away from vehicle occupants.
- It is illegal for passengers to smoke or consume marijuana products.
Q – Do people accused of Colorado marijuana DUIs need to hire lawyers?
A – Yes – if people facing Colorado marijuana DUI charges are serious about favorably resolving their cases, then they most definitely need to retain an experienced DUI defense attorney. The bottom line is that Colorado marijuana DUIs are serious and can result in:
- Harsh, long-lasting penalties
- Infractions that appear on federal checks
- Criminal records that can be difficult to dodge in the future.
What’s more is that Colorado marijuana DUIs are defendable and that having a skilled DUI defense lawyer on your side can make all of the difference in the outcome of your case – as well as your future.
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