Marijuana DUI Arrest

Experienced Help Fighting Marijuana DUI Charges in Colorado

Any time you consume marijuana, you are at risk for impaired driving. Whether you used THC or CBD-heavy products, are a frequent or medicinal user, felt fine prior to driving, etc., you are at risk for receiving a Marijuana DUI. Even while there are limits to the legal amount of marijuana in one’s system while driving, officers base arrests on their own observations and discretion.

The legal amount of marijuana in one’s system is 5 nanograms of THC in the bloodstream, per millimeter. The proper way to test for drug usage is by a urine test. If you refuse to take a test during a marijuana DUI arrest, the state of Colorado has the right to revoke your license for one year, and it is likely that they will.

Penalties for Marijuana DUI

If there are children present, the charges you face will be higher. Also, if there are any marijuana paraphernalia in the vehicle, you will also face higher charges. The charges and penalties for a Marijuana DUI are the same as a normal DUI.

First Offense

  • 5 days to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Up to a 9 month driver’s license suspension

Second Offense

  • 90 days to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $1,500 in fines
  • Up to a 1 year driver’s license suspension

Third Offense

  • Up to 1 year in jail, may result in imprisonment
  • Up to $1,500 in fines
  • Up to a 2 year driver’s license suspension

Fourth Offense – sometimes classified as a Class 4 felony

  • Up to 6 years in prison
  • Up to $500,000 in fines
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Contact a Denver Defense Attorney at the Law Office of Jarrett Benson

If you have been convicted of a DUI charge, do you and your family a favor by making it as stress-free as possible. Seek an attorney’s guidance and experience to receive the best possible outcome. Jarrett Benson serves Colorado Marijuana DUI offenses and other drug-related cases with honesty and success. To learn more about your best defense options, as well as how we can assist you, call us at (720) 402-9627 or email our firm via the contact form to set up an initial consultation with one of our attorneys.