What are Green Tongue DUIs?

While smoking marijuana is legal in Colorado, driving high is not. Police are trained to look for signs of marijuana intoxication, and some police may want to look at your tongue if they suspect you’re driving high. R&H Criminal Defense Attorney Ian McDavid discusses the so-called “green tongue” DUIs, and what to do if you’re caught driving high.

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If you’ve been pulled over by a law enforcement officer and they think you’re driving high, they might ask you to stick out your tongue. This is because they’re looking for a green residue on your tongue. Law enforcement officers are trained to say that this is evidence of driving high. It’s not — it’s a myth.

If you have been charged with a DUI and the law enforcement officer has accused you of having a green tongue, that is something we can work with. So please, if you find yourself in that position, give us a call.

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