Colorado Springs Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
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.
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 Manufacturing/Cultivation. You can be charged with drug manufacturing if you help with any part of the production process.
- Prescription Fraud: There is a vast spectrum of charges under prescription fraud, ranging from filing prescriptions without correct authorization to distributing prescription drugs, and everything in between. The most common drugs that are involved in fraud are Oxycontin and Adderall.
Colorado law categorizes illicit drugs into five different “schedules” and you will be charged depending on the level of drug you possess:
Schedule 1: These drugs have a high risk of dependency and there is no acceptable use, including medicinally. The main schedule 1 drug is heroine.
Schedule 2: Opium and Cocaine are the most popular schedule 2 drugs, and while they still run a high risk of dependency, there are some medical use allowances.
Schedule 3: With a moderate risk of addiction, codeine and steroids fall into a schedule 3 category.
Schedule 4: These substances are widely accepted for medical use and range from clonazepam to sedatives.
Schedule 5: With almost no potential for abuse, over the counter medications make up the majority of this category.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, from simple possession, drug smuggling, heroine charges, or anything in between, know that we will fight aggressively to defend your rights and see a not guilty verdict. Contact us today at 719-227-0230.