VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
February 26, 2013The Honorable Daniel Kagan, Chair and MembersHouse Judiciary CommitteeColorado State CapitolDenver, Colorado firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
Re: House Bill 13-1114, Marijuana DUI
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Dear Chairman Kagan and Members:There are many reasons to oppose House Bill 13-1114, which would create a permissible inference of Driving Under the Influence
criminal offense for drivers with five nanograms or more of tetra
hydrocannabinol (“THC”) in
blood,reversing the Burden of Proof away from
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Guilty UntilProven Innocent.
You have already received, and will receive at the committee hearing, ampleevidence that the bill is not warranted from a scientific standpoint. THC affects everyonedifferently, and is not well-suited to a uniform numerical standard.From the standpoint of a courtroom litigator who has represented Coloradoanscharged with criminal DUI offenses, we oppose
this bill and urge a “no” vote
, because if passed, innocent people will be convicted.