High Country Criminal Defense


Areas of Practice


  • Colorado Marijuana Law

  • Misdemeanors

  • DMV Representation

  • Traffic Offenses

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CO Marijuana Law

There are numerous statutes and policies in place to regulate marijuana within the State of Colorado. However, these regulations can be met with diligent and responsible cultivation practices. There are also numerous criminal and civil risks involved in marijuana use, possession, and cultivation that you should be aware of which are included below. If you have any questions regarding your rights, please do not hesitate to contact our office for an appointment.

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DUI - “Driving Under the Influence” (DUI) means that your ingestion of alcohol, marijuana, other drugs or a combination, has made you substantially incapable, either mentally or physically,to safely  operate a motor vehicle.   In the State of Colorado, you are presumed to be “under the influence” of alcohol when your blood alcohol level is 0.08 or higher.  You are presumed to be “under the influence of marijuana” when you have 5 or more nanograms of active THC in your blood.  The prosecution will  also use evidence of bad driving, your performance on road side exams and your own statements to prove their case.

Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) is a lesser offense of DUI, with similarly harsh consequences.  DWAI means that you operated a motor vehicle while your ability to drive was impaired ‘to the slightest degree’ by drugs, alcohol or both.  In the State of Colorado, you are presumed to be ‘impaired’ when your blood alcohol level is 0.05 or higher.

Traffic Offenses & Misdemeanors 

Brownlee & Associates understand the importance of keeping your Colorado Driver license.  
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Colorado’s traffic laws and driving requirements are complicated. Traffic charges involve a court process as well as a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) process, and both must be considered or else undesired consequences may result. While each function has its own purpose and procedures, both may affect a person’s driving privileges for years to come and the ultimate penalties for the violation.