Colorado Revises DUI Policies

Colorado legislators are currently in the process of setting a legal blood limit that would lead to DUI arrests in the case of marijuana-impaired drivers. Currently, only three states have such laws; Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Ohio. Pennsylvania retains a 5 nanogram limit, while Nevada and Ohio have a 2 nanogram limit. Previously, the state of Colorado has unsuccessfully attempted to pass a similar 5 nanogram limit.

Additionally, a similar proposal, which would exempt individuals who use medical marijuana, was opposed. Medical marijuana is considered a countrywide problem, in regards to DUI case law, and different states have had to make certain provisions for this occurrence. At this time, the federal government wishes for the states to create comparable legislation, in regards to legal blood limit, but it has yet to provide a standard for the states to follow.

In Colorado, DUI charges for alcohol are enforced at the .08 BAC standard, but, additionally, there is also a DWAI charge that can get you a ticket if you register at a .05 or above. If you are facing a DUI or DWAI charge in Nevada, you should contact an attorney who can help you to attain the most favorable outcome.


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