Colorado Marijuana Laws

Colorado is a unique state to live in with the new legalization of marijuana.  Our state is making history, but it also now has to deal with the effects of having marijuana legalized.  One of those effects is how to deal with people driving while under the influence of marijuana.

So how much is too much?  According to CDOT, the limit of marijuana in the blood is 5 ng of active THC per milliliter of blood.  If a blood test where to show you had 5 ng of active THC in your blood this would allow an inference that you were under the influence by marijuana in much the same way as driving in Colorado with a blood alcohol level above a .08 would give rise to an inference that you were intoxicated.  Even less of the active THC can lead to an arrest for being impaired. However, marijuana also affects different people different ways.

You need legal representation to help you make sure you are protecting yourself if you find yourself being accused of a marijuana related DUI. If an officer suspects you’re under the influence of a drug other than alcohol, that officer has the right to select which test you should perform.  Our current knowledge is that all CO law enforcement has been instructed to select a blood test for suspected marijuana DUIs.

Make sure you have someone on your side that understands those changes and knows how to react to them.  The Law Office Of Paul Stuber can give you the peace of mind to navigate the process of dealing with a DUI with expertise and understanding.  If you know someone dealing with marijuana related DUI charges that needs some guidance, please contact me today at (303) 442-6448.

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Colorado DUI Laws

Colorado law enforcement classifies drunk driving offenses as Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) at a blood alcohol concentration of .05% but less than .08%, and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) at a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher.

There is a lot of discussion about whether you need a DUI/DWAI attorney if it’s your first offense in Colorado. Regardless of our choice you should definitely know the penalties in Colorado.

Your 1st DWAI in Boulder

For you first DWAI offense the penalties are 8 points on your drivers’ license, a $200 to $500 find,  up to 6 months in jail, and up to 48 hours of community service.

Your 1st DUI in Boulder

For your first DUI, the penalties can be a loss of your license for 9 months, a $600 to $1000 fine, up to a year in jail, and up to 96 hours of community service. In Colorado all prior DUI and DWAI offenses are relevant and can be considered in sentencing and penalty issues?

Boulder attorney Paul Stuber offers a free consultation about your case if you’re not sure if you need an attorney.

When you are a repeat offender, or there are circumstances like multiple charges, or you’re a repeat offender, you absolutely need a DUI/DWAI attorney. You might be OK without a DUI or DWAI Attorney if it’s your first offense, and there are no other complications like:

  • Reckless driving
  • A minor in the vehicle
  • A very high blood/alcohol level
  • Be sure to understand that there are significant benefits of having an attorney even if it is your first offense. Those benefits are:
  • Boulder attorneys have knowledge of the local court system.
  • DUI/DWAI attorneys have expertise in plea bargaining that you may need.
  • The attorney’s experience with the administrative aspects of local legal systems in Boulder and surrounding communities can be very helpful.

People often do not realize the damage a DUI can do. Aside from the fact that it stays on your driving record for years, it can become difficult to get auto insurance coverage and the rates can be astronomical. One of the most important reasons to hire a DUI/DWAI attorney is simply for the advice. Your attorney may keep you out of jail, or keep you from saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or negotiate your charge to a less serious one.

For more information call the Law Office Of Paul Stuber today at (303) 442-6448.

Filing For Bankruptcy

 Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start – by liquidating assets to pay their debts or by creating a repayment plan. Bankruptcy laws also protect troubled businesses and provide for orderly distributions to business creditors through reorganization or liquidation.

Most cases are filed under the three main chapters of the Bankruptcy Code – Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13. Federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction over bankruptcy cases. This means that a bankruptcy case cannot be filed in a state court.

If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, call me first for a free consultation. I have been practicing law in Colorado for over 30 years, specializing in bankruptcy cases in the state of Colorado. I provide fair, affordable, and friendly service. Call me today for a free consultation, and click here to fill out my bankruptcy questionnaire.

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I have been practicing law in Colorado since 1983 and am here to provide you with personal service that matters. I offer free consultations, and the list of my many satisfied clients is long. Here are a few reviews from my clients:

“Paul was great to work with. His knowledge of the legal issues I needed to address was exceptional, and his personal attention to details made all the difference to a positive outcome. What also impressed me was his timely manner returning phone calls and great communication. I would highly recommend him for any legal issue you may need him for.” – Matt

“Paul is expert at what he does. In addition to that, he defies the traditional image of an attorney. He is compassionate, and fair. No games, just good representation and results. I strongly recommend him for your legal needs!” –Steve

“Paul is a great attorney and we have known and trusted him for over 30 years.” – Betty

If you are looking for an attorney in Boulder, Colorado call me today at (303) 442-6448. I specialize in bankruptcy, estate planning, DUI (marijuana / alcohol). Call me today for a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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DUI: Refusing A Breath Test

In Colorado, asking to talk to a lawyer can be a refusal. Even if you are carrying my cell phone number with you (720-771-9776) and you are stopped for a dui the police do not have to let you call your attorney before deciding what type of blood alcohol test you are going to take. Many times in the cases I have worked with, the person being arrested has asked to speak to an attorney and the police considered that a refusal to take a test and they lose their license. You often are given the choice of a breath or blood draw test to measure your blood alcohol. You do not have to give them the evidence against you but it is a violation of the consent law if you refuse and the refusal itself can make you lose your license. Refusing the test will not stop them from charging you with a DUI. They can use other evidence to back up their case. Be careful with that decision.

For more information on DUI defense in Colorado, call the Law Office Of Paul Stuber today at (303) 442-6448. CALL NOW for a FREE consultation.

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Colorado Marijuana Laws

Everyone needs to understand the impact of legal marijuana and driving. It may be legal now to have and ingest THC in Colorado, but it is still criminal to operate a vehicle in the State of Colorado and across the country after you do. As with alcohol, and other prescription drugs you may be allowed to take THC but if it “impairs your ability to drive safely, to even the slightest degree” you have broken the law and may face jail time and certainly face large expenses. They have blood tests to show active THC, but even if you refuse a test they will charge you with a DUI.

My offices are located in Boulder, Colorado and I specialize in DUI (Marijuana / Alcohol), Bankruptcy, Trust & Estate Planning. Call me today for a free consultation at (303) 442-6448.

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DUI: Driving Under The Influence

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The “driving” part of Driving Under the Influence may be becoming less clear and easier for the Courts and the DMV to prove. I had a long talk recently with someone at the DMV about Colorado’s definition of driving. The case law says that you have to have control over the vehicle. It has been shown that keys in the ignition is enough to show control. There have not been any cases but my question is about how we deal with the keyless starting cars. It is not too far fetched with our current laws to say that since you have the key fob in your purse or pocket it is the same as having them in the ignition because all you will have to do is push the start button to get the car started. Until we have a clear ruling on this it may be best to avoid vehicles all together if you are drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana.

For more information about DUI Defense, Bankruptcy, and Trust & Estate Planning call me today at (303) 442-6448.

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Lawyer Q&A: Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy laws help people who can no longer pay their creditors get a fresh start by liquidating assets to pay their debts or by creating a repayment plan.

Bankruptcy is also a legal status of a person that cannot repay the debts it owes to its creditors. In most jurisdictions, bankruptcy is imposed by a court order, often initiated by the debtor. Here is a recent Lawyer Q&A that I participated in. For more information about bankruptcy call the Law Office Of Paul Stuber in Boulder Colorado at (303) 442-6448.

Question: If I filed for bankruptcy and later got served a summons for court over a debt I had listed on the bankruptcy petition is there anything I can do?

Paul Stuber: It is important to let them know about the bankruptcy right away. Sometimes the contact that was in the petition does not get it to the collection attorney right away. As soon as they know about the bankruptcy they must stop the collections effort under Federal Law. It doesn’t hurt to remind them of that fact and they should let you alone. If you have an attorney make sure the collection attorney is given your attorney’s name and number. If they continue they are in violation of the automatic stay under the Bankruptcy Federal Law.

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How To Find A Great Attorney In Boulder, Colorado

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Here are 5 helpful tips from The Law Office Of Paul Stuber on how to find a great attorney. Click on the video above for a video featuring Paul Stuber on how to find a great attorney.

1.    Find their reputation 

 2.    Get to know the attorney

 3.    Communicate your needs clearly 

 4.    Find out their past experience 

 5.    Find out their area of expertise 

If you are looking for an experienced attorney in the Boulder, Colorado area let The Law Office Of Paul Stuber help! Here you will receive personal attention, and you can feel confident that you are also getting the appropriate attention. Flexible payment schedules available, call (303) 442-6448 for a free consultation!

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Experienced Attorney Services In Boulder, Colorado

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Looking for an experienced attorney in Colorado? I am located in Boulder, Colorado, and I have been specializing in Colorado law since 1983. There are three main areas of Law in which I practice:

My office is just off of 28th Street and Violet Avenue in Boulder. Take 28th Street (36) north in Boulder about 1 mile north of Iris Avenue (Safeway), past Jay Road and turn Left on Violet Avenue, then take the next left on 23rd Street, and the next left on Vineyard Place. The office is there at the intersection on the right. It is a home with an office on the side. I have an American flag out front and the office entrance is on the east side under a red canopy. The waiting room is open.

I will be posting more information on these areas for you here in this blog or at my website.Also, feel free to check out my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter for more updates. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call at 303.442.6448 or send me an email paul@paulstuber.com. My goal is to provide personal service. I would love to hear from you!

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