Colorado Springs DUID Defense Attorneys
Driving under the influence of drugs charges, or DUID, as it is more commonly known, carry almost all of the same legal consequences as drunk driving offenses. However, avoiding a loss of license is often easier than when facing alcohol related driving charges. An experienced DUID defense lawyer can work with you to protect against fines, jail time, and license suspension or revocation. The attorneys of Austin, Katzman & Thom, P.C. each have more than 30 years of legal experience helping people in Colorado Springs, and throughout the state of Colorado with driving under the influence of drugs charges. We can help you.
Despite the fact that they carry the same consequences (except that saving your license is often easier), DUID charges are often more legally complex than DUI charges. For example, in DUI charges, law enforcement is able to use technology to determine the exact amount of alcohol in a person’s bloodstream. They then use this information to determine how and if a person will be charged. This same information is also used by the courts in determining the penalties associated with the DUI charge. However, no such technology is currently available to precisely quantify the amount of illegal drugs or prescription medications in a person’s bloodstream. It is this lack of information, which can make these driving under the influence of drugs cases complex to prosecute. Often our lawyers can secure better results.
Important factors in these cases are whether the alleged drug was prescribed or illegal. If the drug was prescribed, it must also be determined whether it caused impairment on its own, or whether it was caused by combining the medication with another substance, such as alcohol. In such a scenario, the possibility then exists that a person could be charged with both DUID and DUI. Our DUI and DUID lawyers can provide strong defense against either or both charges.
Austin, Katzman & Thom, P.C., is a small law firm dedicated to providing our clients personal care and aggressive advocacy. We work hard to get you the best possible results so you can put these charges behind you and move forward with your life.