In the state of Colorado, it is illegal to possess, manufacture, and sell certain drugs, including but not limited to cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, amphetamines, anabolic steroids, and prescription pills. Each drug crime carries serious penalties, which may include years behind bars and thousands of dollars in fines.
The laws surrounding controlled substances can be complex, so it’s important to seek legal representation from an attorney who has a deep understanding of criminal law. The drug crime attorneys at Reisch Law Firm have experience representing clients in cases involving all of the controlled substances listed above in addition to charges involving marijuana.
Marijuana Laws in Colorado
Many people assume that there is no way they can be arrested for a drug crime involving marijuana since it is legal in Colorado. Recreational and medicinal marijuana may be legal in the state of Colorado, but that does not mean that there are no restrictions around using and possessing this drug. People who are under the age of 21 are not allowed to have marijuana in their possession unless it is for medicinal purposes. It is also illegal to have over 28 grams of marijuana in your possession, regardless of your age. Additionally, you are prohibited from selling marijuana unless you have been authorized to do so by the state.
You may not think that violating one of these laws is a big deal since marijuana is legal, but law enforcement officers and prosecutors definitely do not agree. You will need a drug crime attorney from Reisch Law firm to vigorously defend you against these charges.
Drug Diversion Programs
Each state has its own laws related to the possession, sale, and manufacturing of drugs. Many states choose to punish drug offenders with lengthy jail sentences and massive fines, but Colorado is one state that attempts to treat low-level drug offenders instead of sending them to jail or prison.
The Denver Drug Court is a specialized program designed to help drug offenders take control of their substance abuse issues and improve their quality of life. The District Attorney’s office will review all new felony drug cases within 48 hours and determine if they are eligible for Drug Court. If you are a first time offender who has been charged with possessing a small quantity of drugs, you will most likely be eligible for this program.
Once accepted into the program, you will have to complete three phases of supervision before graduating. If you fail to comply with the terms of Drug Court, you can face additional criminal penalties.
Consult With a Drug Crimes Attorney As Soon As Possible
If you have been charged with any type of drug crime, it’s imperative that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. Do not accept a plea deal or make any other decisions regarding the outcome of your case until you have been advised by a drug crimes attorney at Reisch Law Firm. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-291-0555.