Colorado Springs Drug Possession Defense Attorneys
Even though Colorado made history by legalizing marijuana in 2012, the state still has one of the highest rates in arrest of people found in possession of controlled substances. If you don’t receive jail time, more than likely you’ll be subjected to hefty fines and/or a probation period. A conviction of any type of drug possession crime will also leave a permanent stain on your record, making it specifically hard for your financial future. To avoid these grave consequences, contact our expert defense team so that we can work to get your charges reduced or dropped altogether.
Drug possession charges are categorized based on their potential for abuse. We’ve listed these categories, also known as “schedules”, below:
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.
It’s also very imperative to know that even though marijuana has been legalized in Colorado, possessing more than one ounce of cannabis is a criminal offense.
Regardless of the drug possession charge, you could be looking at either a misdemeanor of felony. A drug misdemeanor 2 (DM2) can be a fine of up to $750 and up to 12 months of jail time. However, felony charges are much more severe, ranging from large fines to decades in prison.
Don’t gamble with your future. Call the law offices of Josh Tolini today to see how we can help. 719-227-0230.