Drunk driving is a serious offense, particularly when an accident occurs and someone is injured or killed. If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated, especially if this is your second or third offense, you'll need to seek aggressive legal representation from a DUI attorney.
A failed breath test or field sobriety test constitutes serious evidence against you. A blood test to measure the driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) level at the time of the accident or traffic stop provides even more evidence against the driver. Because of this, it could be in your best interest to hire a Colorado DUI attorney.
If you've been arrested for drunk driving, you won't want to take your DUI/DWI lightly. It is imperative that you are represented by an experienced attorney with a proven record for success. With over 21 years of legal experience in DUI and Traffic law, Carolyn Pelloux fits this description.
Colorado DUI and DUID Penalties
A blood or breath alcohol content of 0.080 or greater is considered Under the Influence. Can you be charged with a DUI even if your test comes back below that value? Yes, this value does not determine whether you can and will be charged with a DUI. If you refuse to submit to a test and you are showing signs of inebriation or impairment, then you will be charged with a DUI. You are guilty of a DUI if you are found to be unable to operate a motorized or non-motorized vehicle safely.
The Colorado DUI statute covers DUID (Driving while under the influence of drugs) as well. It is the state’s job to prove that you were even slightly impaired while operating a vehicle under the influence. A blood test can be performed to ascertain THC levels in the blood. Colorado approved a permissible inference limit for THC of 5ng/100mL of blood. Can you be charged with a DUID even if your test comes back below that value? Yes, this value does not determine whether you can and will be charged with a DUID. If you refuse to submit to a test and you are showing signs of inebriation or impairment, then you will be charged with a DUID.