Many people think that a drug related crime in the state of Colorado is less serious because of the legalization of marijuana. That is not the case at all, and the state handles all drug crimes swiftly and aggressively. Hefty fines and/or prison sentences are at stake, so having the best representation is crucial for both your present and future.
There is a wide array of drug crimes that you can be charged with, ranging from simple possession to drug trafficking. Our defense team has years of experiences and a history of success defending all types of charges on that spectrum. To read more click here to visit our website.
The most common drug charges include:
– Drug Possession: Also known as possession of a controlled substance, if you are knowingly in control of an illegal substance, even if it is found in your home and car, you can be charged. Most possession cases in Colorado involve methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy. And despite popular opinion, you can be charged with possession of marijuana if the amount is over the legal limit.
– Drug Distribution: Also known as distribution of a controlled substance, this involves conspiring to sell or selling illegal drugs. Even if you facilitate the transaction and never even touch the drugs, you can be charged.
Drug crimes of any kind are prosecuted aggressively in the state of Colorado, but especially ones that involve cocaine. In recent years, cocaine has been one of the leading causes of death and hospital admissions.
Cocaine charges can be filed against you even if you don’t have them in your possession. For instance, if you are pulled over, the police search your car, and someone in your car is in possession of cocaine, you will be charged with possession. If you are found to be in possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school or playground, the charges will be immediately increased to a Class 5 felony. Also, if you are in possession of cocaine on federal lands in Colorado (national parks, monuments, etc), you will be prosecuted federally with a certainty of more severe penalties.