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Colorado Senate Passes 5ng Bill

Recently in this blog, we’ve reported on the efforts Colorado lawmakers have made to establish a THC-blood limit for drivers in the Rocky Mountain State. At the end of April, a Senate committee rejected a bill proposing these changes to Colorado DUI law, however the measure quickly regained momentum.

On Tuesday, May 7, the Senate voted 24-11 in favor of House Bill 1325, which states that motorists who have 5 nanograms of active THC in their blood are too stoned to drive and can be arrested and penalized similarly to those who are caught driving while under the influence of alcohol.  The bill – which is exactly the same as another that failed earlier in the year – will head to Governor John Hickenlooper for the final say.

For the past three years, the attempt to establish a legal limit on the nanograms of THC per 100 milliliters of blood that drivers could register in tests given by law enforcement officials has been met with staunch opposition – particularly from individuals who use marijuana for medicinal purposes and based on the lack of scientific research to support such a limit. Some opponents have argued that 5 nanograms is too low of a limit for those who smoke the drug frequently, while others have said that there may not even be a correlation between marijuana blood levels and driving impairment.

At The Orr Law Firm, we acknowledge that recent scientific evidence has suggested that the THC-blood limit does not accurately depict a driver’s level of impairment, and as such, we understand the concerns that individuals throughout the Rocky Mountain State have regarding HB 1325.

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The Orr Law Firm, L.L.C. is Colorado’s premier DUI defense law firm. The Orr Law Firm focuses exclusively on DUI and criminal traffic defense. Denver DUI attorney Rhidian Orr, senior partner and owner of The Orr Law Firm, believes that DUI defense is so complex that a firm must focus exclusively on this area of law in order to provide clients with the expertise and knowledgeable defense they deserve. Attorneys at The Orr Law Firm go through extensive training and certifications to ensure they are up-to-date on all cutting edge defense strategies and evidentiary principles as they relate to DUI defense. Attorneys at The Orr Law Firm are active members of the National College for DUI Defense, are trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Gas Chromatography and are also trained in the operation of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN. DUI defense is our passion and we promise to provide all clients with exceptional customer service and the best possible legal defense as it relates to each individual case. Almost half of all of our clients are either return clients or referrals. This speaks volumes to the success of our firm and the satisfaction of our clients. The majority of criminal defense attorneys claim to "handle" DUI cases, but you need a Colorado DUI defense attorney, not just a general criminal defense attorney. Don’t let a DUI ruin your life. We will aggressively fight for your rights while respecting your privacy and time.

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