Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Denver DUI Defense Attorney
The principle behind Colorado's DUI laws is to keep intoxicated drivers
off of the road and away from a situation that may put their lives and
the lives of others in danger. Anything that may impair one's judgment
and motor skills while driving is considered an intoxicant, including
drugs and medication.
A charge for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is not exclusive
to controlled or illegal substances. Many over-the-counter drugs are considered
to be strong enough to impair one's ability to drive, including cold
medicines, allergy medicines and many other medications.
DUID is charged and prosecuted much the same way that DUI is, and conviction
could mean the possibility of:
- License suspension
- Traffic school
- Community service
- Prison time
If you were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, it is important
that you contact a Denver DUI attorney right away. Depending on the circumstances
of your case, you may not only face charges for intoxicated driving but
also for unauthorized use of controlled substances.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Denver, CO
Attorney Chris Cessna has been providing DUI defense services to people
in the Denver area for many years, and has handled many cases in which
his clients were facing charges for driving under the influence of drugs.
Mr. Cessna has an excellent understanding of Colorado DUI law, and knows
what is required to effectively fight these types of charges.
Furthermore, Mr. Cessna is the only attorney in Colorado that is a formally
trained and certified DRE-EMT (drug recognition expert-emergency medical
technician). This training and experience has aided Mr. Cessna’s ability to provide
top tier defense services for those accused with driving under the influence
of drugs. In addition, as a former DUI police officer and district attorney,
Mr. Cessna also knows how the police are likely to conduct their investigation
and arrest, as well as how the prosecution is likely going to handle their case.