Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
If you were charged with Driving under the Influence of Drugs (DUI-D) in Douglas County, you are scared. A DUI conviction could mean that you could go to jail, or be on probation with monitored abstinence from drugs and alcohol and required attendance in substance abuse therapy. A conviction for DUI in Douglas County could mean that your driver’s license would be revoked for as little as nine months for a first offense. A DUI conviction subjects you to considerable fines and costs.
Attorney Jay Tiftickjian leads Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Tiftickjian has successfully defended all types of alcohol related vehicular crimes, and has handled over a thousand DUI cases as a defense attorney and former Colorado Deputy District Attorney.
Attorney Tiftickjian is a co-author of West Publications/ Aspatore Inside the Minds, Navigating DUI Drug Cases. He has also lectured on driving under the influence of drugs and has successfully defended hundreds of drug related DUI cases.
Our DUI defense team can search for mistakes in the drug recognition exam. We can also evaluate whether your constitutional rights were violated when you were pulled over and later arrested. Mistakes by the state’s crime lab may also play a role in a successful defense, but only if your DUI defense team has the training and experience to raise and litigate the issues.
Mr. Tiftickjian personally works with, mentors and trains his team of DUI defense attorneys at Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. In addition, all of the DUI lawyers in our firm have received specialized defense and scientific education through the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. Our firm has the experience and reputation in DUI defense to succeed.
Under current DUI law in Colorado, there is no per se drug limit. While that may sound like an advantage, and it is in many ways, the prosecutor can still pursue the DUI charge with any detectible amount of prohibited drug in a driver's system. If during a traffic stop or accident investigation, a police officer suspects that a person is under the influence of a drug, the officer will request a drug impairment examination and then a blood test.
A standard blood test in a Douglas County DUI case will be sent to the Colorado Department of Health for testing. A typical drug screen will be for barbiturates, benzodiazepines, THC, cocaine, ethanol, methadone, methamphetamine, opiates, PCP, and propoxyphene. If any active or inactive metabolite of the drug is found, it can be used as evidence against you by the state against you in a DUI case that the drug impaired you. Even if the trace evidence of a drug in your system is from before you drove, you will still need to defend yourself in court.
If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Douglas County, contact our skilled DUI attorneys at Tiftickjian Law Firm, P.C. We can construct the best defense possible to your DUI-D charges. work hard to craft a defense to your pending DUI-D charges.