DUI & DWAI

DUI, DWAI, Traffic and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Cannabis

A DUI can be life and career altering. There is a possible loss of driving privileges, jail, increased insurance and lots of court fees.  A DUI is also one of the most common criminal charges because the police are incentivized to arrest people for DUI and almost all street officers are trained in DUI detection. Every evening the police are on heightened alert to stop anyone who commits even the most minor traffic infraction in the off-chance the driver has been drinking or smoking cannabis. This is especially true in states where cannabis is legal, like Colorado. Once you are charged, the weight of the government is brought down upon you. We have been in the trenches of DUI law and, particularly, cannabis driving issues for over two decades. When the case has merit, we have the skill and fortitude to take the case to trial. And, when you have had too much to drink or smoke, we can help mitigate the consequences and help you get through this difficult time smoothly and efficiently.

Some examples of our efforts to help people accused of DUI and other traffic violations:

DUI/Cannabis

We are among the most experienced cannabis law firms in the country and teach cannabis law to other attorneys. Based on this experience we have specialized knowledge about cannabis and driving, including several studies that established that cannabis does not increase crash risk and that cannabis drivers often perform as well as “sober” drivers in driving tasks. Some examples of our work:

Acquitted a client at trial who was accused by the state patrol of driving under the influence of driving by having the state expert admit that there was little or no correlation between THC blood levels and impairment

Acquitted a client at trial based on cross examination of the arresting officer using the obvious video evidence of the client’s sobriety despite consuming cannabis

Acquitted a client at trial based on the testimony of co-workers who stated the client was sober while at work, despite testing positive for THC

Negotiated dismissal of the charges by pointing out the evidence of sobriety in the police reports and video evidence

Negotiated dismissal of the DUI charge by pointing out that the roadside tests were not consistent with cannabis use

DUI/Cannabis

We are among the most experienced cannabis law firms in the country and teach cannabis law to other attorneys. Based on this experience we have specialized knowledge about cannabis and driving, including several studies that established that cannabis does not increase crash risk and that cannabis drivers often perform as well as “sober” drivers in driving tasks. Some examples of our work:

  • Acquitted a client at trial who was accused by the state patrol of driving under the influence of driving by having the state expert admit that there was little or no correlation between THC blood levels and impairment
  • Acquitted a client at trial based on cross examination of the arresting officer using the obvious video evidence of the client’s sobriety despite consuming cannabis
  • Acquitted a client at trial based on the testimony of co-workers who stated the client was sober while at work, despite testing positive for THC
  • Negotiated dismissal of the charges by pointing out the evidence of sobriety in the police reports and video evidence
  • Negotiated dismissal of the DUI charge by pointing out that the roadside tests were not consistent with cannabis use

DUI

We have handled numerous DUI cases, many through trial. Some examples of our work:

Acquitted a client at trial who was charged with a DUI where the blood alcohol was high and jail was mandatory

Acquitted a client at trial where there was no test and no roadside sobriety tests, but the police claimed the client was “extremely intoxicated”

Negotiated dismissal of the DUI charge based on disparities in the evidence when compared to the exaggerations of the arresting officer

Negotiated a reduction of the DUI charge to a careless driving charge

Traffic Cases

Not every case is the “crime of the century,” but traffic cases can still have serious consequences including loss of license. When the consequences of a traffic case are serious, it may be time to hire a lawyer.  Some examples of our work:

Negotiated a huge reduction in the charges in a complicated speeding case that involved eluding the police

Negotiated a plea to careless driving and no jail in a serious accident where the other driver was unfortunately injured

Saved a client’s driver’s license at a DMV hearing based on the police having no good reason to pull the client over

Secured dismissal of a DMV hearing based on a lack of evidence

Negotiated numerous cases where the traffic charges were greatly reduced in order to maintain our client’s driving privileges

DUI

We have handled numerous DUI cases, many through trial. Some examples of our work:

  • Acquitted a client at trial who was charged with a DUI where the blood alcohol was high and jail was mandatory
  • Acquitted a client at trial where there was no test and no roadside sobriety tests, but the police claimed the client was “extremely intoxicated”
  • Negotiated dismissal of the DUI charge based on disparities in the evidence when compared to the exaggerations of the arresting officer
  • Negotiated a reduction of the DUI charge to a careless driving charge

Traffic Cases

Not every case is the “crime of the century,” but traffic cases can still have serious consequences including loss of license. When the consequences of a traffic case are serious, it may be time to hire a lawyer.  Some examples of our work:

  • Negotiated a huge reduction in the charges in a complicated speeding case that involved eluding the police
  • Negotiated a plea to careless driving and no jail in a serious accident where the other driver was unfortunately injured
  • Saved a client’s driver’s license at a DMV hearing based on the police having no good reason to pull the client over
  • Secured dismissal of a DMV hearing based on a lack of evidence
  • Negotiated numerous cases where the traffic charges were greatly reduced in order to maintain our client’s driving privileges

Client Testimonial

“There are no words to adequately express my appreciation for your nearly miraculous legal guidance and court-related work on my DUI case. The relief I felt when learning of the court’s decision can only be described as the weight of the world being lifted off my shoulders. You did a tremendous job, Jeff, and I can’t thank you enough. I will spread the word regarding your exceptional competence and professionalism. Thank you for all you have done in simplifying and improving my life.”

~ Noah R.W. Saunders ~

*Special Note

All of the cases, set forth above are for purposes of example, and are not and should not be construed as a guarantee or predictor of future result.

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