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Greeley DUID Defense Lawyer

Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) can result in severe criminal penalties if convicted. Hire a Greeley DUID defense lawyer at McAdams Law Office to fight back against your charges. We have more than two decades of experience investigating charges on behalf of our clients to clear their names.

Our legal team will not shy away from presenting your case at trial, either. While circumstances may resolve before heading to a criminal trial, you will have peace of mind knowing that your representatives have the confidence and ability to present compelling evidence and arguments on your behalf.

Find out how our Greeley DUID defense attorney could leverage our firm’s resources. Get a Free Consultation with McAdams Law Office by calling (970) 353-0000. You are also welcome to message us about your case here.

McAdams Law Office Protects People Accused of DUID in Colorado

DUIDs follow different laws from alcohol DUIs. The court uses drug-related standards to determine a person’s impairment and other sentencing guidelines. Regardless of what type of drug was associated with your arrest, a DUID conviction will negatively impact your life in the short- and long-term.

The Greeley DUID defense lawyer at McAdams Law Office will work toward helping you avoid these consequences when accused of drugged driving with:

  • Illegal drugs: Illegal drugs include cocaine, crack, heroin, methamphetamine, and other Schedule I-V drugs. They can also carry felony-level charges. Our firm will investigate police procedures for getting your arrest, including whether they had reasonable suspicion and probable cause.
  • Marijuana: Under CRS § 42-3-1301, the presumption of intoxication for marijuana is five nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL). Since marijuana affects everyone differently, you might not have been impaired during your arrest. Hire our legal team to prove your side of the story.
  • Prescription drugs: Your prescribed medications could trigger a DUID arrest. Operating a motor vehicle while impaired is illegal, even under a prescription. However, these cases are challenging for prosecutors to win when you have a solid legal defense.

If you hire our Greeley DUID defense attorney to represent your case, McAdams Law Office will start by obtaining prosecutorial evidence to determine what their office can prove. We will lay out our findings, usually within a week of hire, and explain where we think your case should go.

Our legal team will not stop there even if prosecutors seem to have case-damaging evidence. We will continue to investigate and scrutinize every shred of evidence with experts who can speak to the facts of your case and not solely based on the prosecutor’s theory.

CO DUIDs Could Be Punished More Severely Than DUIs

While the penalties for a DUI are the same as a DUID, other factors could increase your penalties, including enhancements and if you were found to have a controlled substance illegally. Our Greeley DUID lawyer can explain how this affects your case if it applies.

The general sentencing guidelines for a first-time DUID in Colorado include:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Between 48 and 96 hours of community service
  • Substance abuse classes
  • Substance abuse therapy
  • 12 points added to your license
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Other penalties ordered by a judge

McAdams Law Office knows that this is a lot to face. We have spent more than 20 years cultivating a track record of success, relationships, resources, and knowledge. If there is a legal opportunity to keep you out of jail, our legal team will execute the right strategy on your behalf.

Your Colorado DUID Charges Are Defensible

This firm had successfully defended clients from those accused of sleep-driving while on Ambien to involuntary intoxication when a drug they had ingested caused a reaction. Our Greeley DUID attorney has worked to obtain successful outcomes with clients who did everything they were supposed to do and yet had a problematic response that caused them to be arrested for impaired driving.

No Test for Drugs

Even if you believe you were impaired, obtaining counsel to defend you is essential. Did you know that there is no definitive test to prove that someone is under the influence of drugs? There is no way to test someone’s blood for drugs like it is to test for impairment while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police Struggle With Reliable DUID Assessments

The police officer who arrested you will not tell you that it is challenging to test for DUID. Our Greeley DUID lawyer is certified in the overview of drug recognition evaluation and typically has more training than most certified police officers. We will use this information to build solid cases for defeating charges on behalf of clients.

Our Greeley DUID Attorney Achieves Results for Clients

A DUI conviction can mean steep fines, mandatory loss of driver’s privileges for a lengthy period, community service, probation, and installing an ignition interlock device that you will have to breathe into once you regain your driver’s privileges.

The stakes are too high not to retain a skilled advocate on your behalf, one with a track record of results that you can rely on.

At McAdams Law Office, you will benefit from the fact that we dedicate a significant portion of our practice to DUIs and DUID charges in Colorado. This limited scope means we have a great deal of experience and knowledge of the nuances of DUID law and the technicalities involved in drunk driving arrests.

At every stage of your case, beginning immediately upon your retention of McAdams Law Office, a Greeley DUID lawyer will leverage their experience as a former prosecutor to build a strong case for dismissal or drastically reduced charges.

Get a Free Consultation with McAdams Law Office

If you have been accused of drugged driving, learn how a former prosecutor can help defend you at McAdams Law Office. Call (970) 353-0000 or message us for a Free Consultation about your legal rights and options. You can also message us about your case here.

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