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    DUI/DWAI Drug Impairment

    Defending against DUI/DWAI drug impairment charges with expert legal strategy.

    Navigating DUI/DWAI Charges for Drug Impairment

    With the legalization of marijuana and decriminalization of psilocybin in Colorado, understanding the legal landscape surrounding DUI/DWAI drug impairment is more crucial than ever. Novo Legal Group offers specialized legal defense for individuals facing DUI/DWAI charges related to drug impairment, addressing the unique complexities of these cases.

    DUI/DWAI Drug Impairment: Marijuana and Psilocybin

    Marijuana-Related DUI/DWAI

    • Legal Limit for Marijuana Impairment: Colorado law sets a presumptive limit of 5 nanograms of active THC per milliliter of blood for marijuana impairment. However, proving impairment solely based on THC levels can be complex due to the way marijuana metabolizes in the body.
    • Challenges in Marijuana DUI/DWAI Cases: Unlike alcohol, the presence of THC in the bloodstream does not linearly correlate with impairment. Regular users may have higher THC levels without being impaired, leading to legal challenges in these cases.

    Psilocybin and Driving

    • Current Legal Status: While psilocybin has been decriminalized in Colorado, its impact on driving ability and legal limits for impairment are not as clearly defined as with marijuana.
    • Legal Implications: Any detectable level of psilocybin leading to impaired driving can result in DUI/DWAI charges, similar to other controlled substances.

    Understanding DUI/DWAI for Drug Impairment?

    • Testing and Evidence: Drug impairment is typically determined through blood tests. The interpretation of these results in the context of driving impairment is a key aspect of the legal defense.
    • Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs): FSTs may be used by law enforcement to establish impairment, but their reliability can be contested, especially when drugs other than alcohol are involved.

    Defense Strategies in DUI/DWAI Drug Cases

    • Challenging Blood Test Results: We scrutinize the accuracy of blood tests and the procedures used in testing and handling samples.
    • Questioning the Validity of FSTs: The applicability and accuracy of FSTs in cases of drug impairment can be challenged, particularly if they were administered or interpreted incorrectly.
    • Assessing Circumstantial Evidence: We consider all circumstances of the arrest, including the behavior observed by law enforcement and the context of drug consumption.



    The Importance of Skilled Legal Representation

    • Complex Nature of Drug-Impaired Cases: The intersection of DUI/DWAI laws and drug impairment, particularly with substances like marijuana and psilocybin, requires a nuanced legal approach.
    • Tailored Defense Strategies: Our attorneys develop defense strategies that consider the unique aspects of each case, from the type of substance involved to individual tolerance and metabolism.
    • Protecting Your Rights and Future: Our goal is to protect your rights, challenge questionable evidence, and minimize the impact of these charges on your life.

    Expert Legal Defense

    Facing DUI/DWAI charges for drug impairment in Colorado demands expert legal representation. Novo Legal Group is equipped with the knowledge and experience to navigate these complex cases, providing the robust defense you need.