Drug Offenses In Colorado
At Fuller & Ahern, P.C. we understand how serious it is to face criminal drug charges. That is why our attorneys take the time to fully investigate the facts — and uncover the weaknesses — of every case we take on.
As former prosecutors, we know how aggressively law enforcement pursues drug cases. We use this knowledge to provide our clients with the strongest possible defense, no matter how complex or severe the charges may be. To learn more, reach out to our firm today for a free consultation. We’re here to answer your questions and address your concerns.
In Colorado, possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II substance — this includes cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and the like — will carry a felony charge. Convicted offenders will face financial penalties reaching into the thousands of dollars, as well as lengthy prison sentences. Likewise, possessing drug paraphernalia — pipes, chillums, spoons, freebase kits and so on — is also, in many cases, considered a crime.
Many people don’t know that even though its recreational use has been decriminalized, it is still possible to face charges of illegal possession of marijuana. Namely, while the possession of 1-12 ounces is considered a misdemeanor, possession of 12 ounces or more is considered a felony and carries harsh consequences.
Possession With Intent To Distribute
Possession with intent to distribute (i.e., selling or dealing) is a more serious criminal charge than simple possession. The penalties for distribution vary widely, depending on the type and amount of substance, but are quite severe.
While transferring small amounts of certain substances, such as prescription drugs, may be treated as a misdemeanor, the distribution of heroin or methamphetamine can land an offender in prison for decades.
Colorado does allow individuals to grow marijuana for personal use, but it is strictly regulated. Cultivating marijuana outside these narrow regulations or manufacturing other controlled substances may carry either felony or misdemeanor charges. If you are facing such charges, it is imperative to work with a lawyer who can help you understand your situation and minimize the consequences you face.
Attorneys Who Will Stand By Your Side
Colorado’s drug laws are complicated, and it can be difficult to know what steps to take to protect your future. Our attorneys have extensive experience resolving drug cases throughout the state. Whether we pursue a trial or plea agreement or seek to have the charges dismissed, we always act with our clients’ best interests in mind.