Will Colorado Drivers Be Too High To Drive?

535594_lowAccording to The Denver Post, law makers are getting close to setting a legal limit to stoned driving. The law makers are trying to create a limit that reflects the science of the drug. Unfortunately, there is not a definitive answer to how high a person is based on the amount of active THC per milliliter of blood. Other states that have legalized marijuana have set the legal to limit to 2 nanograms of active THC per milliliter of blood, Washington has agreed to 5 nanograms of active THC per milliliter of blood. Right now, legal administrators in Colorado are considering the 5 nanograms of active THC in a milliliter of a persons blood limit for a DUID. However, since some feel that chronic smokers of marijuana may not have the same effects, and higher levels of active THC consistently, so the one-size-fits-all idea may not be as effective as hoped. Law makers are considering passing a provision to the law that states that people caught over the THC limit could argue in court that they weren’t impaired. This is bringing up an large controversy because this is an opportunity that drinking drivers caught over the legal blood-alcohol limit are afforded. Many laws need to be provisioned in accordance to the passing of amendment 64.

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics has tracked drug arrests since 1910 and found that there have been 80% more drug arrests for possession or use in 2010. There were over 1.5 million drug arrests in 2010. Only 18% of those arrests were for selling drugs. So the majority of drug arrests were for possession or use. Less than 12% of individuals arrested for drug charges were minors, under the age of 18. This means that most of the arrests for drug charges were against mature individuals. Their statistics show that if a person is arrested by 18 years old they are less likely to be arrested for drug use in their 20’s. They also showed data that males are more frequent users and more likely to be arrested for drug charges than women.

tafoya_courtroom_webWhether you are guilty or just made a terrible mistake you are still entitled to your rights and need a Denver DUID defense lawyer. Drug chargers to violent crimes Alaurice Tafoya-Modi is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who is willing to dedicate time to your case. If you are facing criminal charges it is important to not take these chargers lightly. Criminal charges can affect your future employment, future leasing options and you can face jail time if you fail to comply. When facing the judicial system it is intimidating. Many of the people in the judicial system don’t want to hear your side, and it can be discouraging when you are trying to defend yourself. Alaurice Tafoya-Modi is willing to hear your side and help you understand what can be done to protect your rights. Call her today for a free consultation at (303) 813-1100. Defend yourself, you deserve it.

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