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What Happens if I Refuse a Marijuana Blood Test

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Do I Lose My License for DUI-D in Colorado?

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Due to the relative novelty of recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado, the ramifications of blood testing for marijuana in drugged driving cases can be confusing.

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[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”25″][vc_column_text]That’s an interesting question. There’s a couple of side notes. We do have marijuana that can be consumed recreationally in Colorado. That creates a lot of interesting issues for us and for the average citizen in Colorado. The most interesting, in my opinion, component is the fact that you can be asked to take a test to show the active agent of marijuana in your body in your bloodstream. We’ve scheduled in our criminal courts, we have a rebuttable presumption as to the limit or at least a rebuttable presumption as to what the level should be. Anything over 5 nanograms per milliliter of whole blood of the active agent, THC, which is the active ingredient of marijuana, there’s a rebuttable presumption that you’re impaired, that you’re under the influence of marijuana. However, we don’t have a Department of Revenue action, no suspension based upon too high of a THC level in your blood. So, for those of, you know, for those of you who may have an extremely high level of marijuana in the blood, if you submit to a blood test, there will be no suspension of your driver license based upon that test only. So there’s no administrative action. There may be a suspension action due to a conviction of DUI down the road, but there will not be a suspension based upon the test. However, if that same driver refuses to submit to a chemical test, their license will be suspended and it will be treated as a refusal. If you want to learn even more than all the great information that I’ve shared with you today, you can check us out on the internet at DUIDefenseMatters.com.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text][static_section page_id=”85″ notes=”section contact”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text][static_section page_id=”108″ notes=”section practice areas”][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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