What kind of testing will you encounter?
There is no Breathalyzer test for testing the level of marijuana in your blood. To evaluate whether or not you are driving under the influence of marijuana, the police officer may resort to physical tests, such as making you stand on one leg or walk in a straight line. You may choose not to submit to these tests. Colorado Springs law enforcement has trained Drug Recognition Experts who carry out specific tests to determine if a driver is DUID. If the officer does believe you are ‘under the influence’, you may be asked to submit to a blood test.
The 5 nanogram limit
According to prevailing law, the blood test should indicate that the concentration of THC in your blood is at least 5 nanograms before you can be booked for DUID- marijuana. However, individuals who take marijuana for medical purposes and under prescription typically have a higher concentration than this. In fact, regular marijuana users have higher drug concentrations in the blood than non-habitual users irrespective of whether or not they have been smoking the drug before driving.If you have been booked for DUID marijuana, our expert Colorado Spring DUID attorney will make use of these arguments to mitigate the penalties you may face.
Talk to us as soon as you have been arrested for DUID marijuana to learn how Kris Miller law can safeguard your rights.
For Additional Information
For additional information on Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – Marijuana, please visit: http://norml.org/legal/item/colorado-drugged-driving