Colorado Springs Drug Smuggling Defense Attorney
Depending on your charge, drug smuggling can be charged by the state or federal government. The Colorado statues are not unclear when it comes to drug smuggling:
“It is unlawful for any person knowingly to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute, or to possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute, a controlled substance; or induce, attempt to induce, or conspire with one or more other persons, to manufacture, dispense, sell, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, or distribute, a controlled substance; or possess one or more chemicals or supplies or equipment with intent to manufacture a controlled substance.”
Importing illegal drugs, also known as drug smuggling, is especially grave because the majority of the time, it moves beyond the state level and becomes a federal offense. In almost every case, the federal government has it’s own sentencing structure which results in compulsory prison time. Federal penalties are far more harsh than those at the state level.
Penalties for drug smuggling all depend on the type of drug and the amount smuggled. Cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, and PCP are considered some of the most serious narcotics and lead to the most severe charges. Even if you are a first offender smuggling a small amount of harder drugs, you face a minimum of 5 years in prison. If you are a second time offender, the sentence will be much longer, and as a third time offender, you will serve life in prison. The government says three strikes and you’re out.
Do not take your drug charge lightly. If you don’t have an attorney that understands both state and federal laws regarding drug crimes, you are lighting a match and throwing it on your future. We will build a formidable case for your defense. To see how we can help, call 719-203-2869.