Charged with a drug offense in Colorado?
The attorneys at Black & Graham have represented numerous clients that are accused of various types of drug offenses in Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo and other Colorado courts. Charges for drug offenses can include a wide variety of charges including:
- Possession of a controlled substance (possession of drugs)
- Distribution of a controlled substance (distribution or sale of drugs)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to manufacture, cultivate, or distribute
- Unlawful use of a controlled substance
- Medical marijuana charges
- Conspiracy to possess, distribute, or cultivate drugs
- Juvenile drug offenses
- Gang-related drug offenses
The attorneys at Black & Graham have represented people charge with various drugs including:
- Meth, Methamphetamine
- Prescription drugs, narcotics, anti-depressants, pain killers, sleeping pills
- Psilocybin Mushrooms (magic mushrooms)
Drug offenses in Colorado are an area of law where a person can be charged with petty offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies, or any combination of the above. Due to the complexity of the drug laws in Colorado, a person needs to understand the different ranges of penalties, defenses and likely outcomes of a case so a person can insure the best possible outcome.
Often people that are charged with drug offenses do not understand that the consequences can have a negative impact on them for the rest of their lives. Although most are aware that jail/ imprisonment and conviction are possible consequences, many are not clear that a conviction for a drug offense can cause an employer to not offer a person a job, a promotion, or even cause the person to be fired. Also landlords can elect to not rent an apartment or house to a person that has a drug conviction. Drug offenses can also have an impact on child custody cases federal aid for college financing, loans and grants as well as federal housing assistance and other federal programs for as much as a simple drug possession on their record. Consequences can also include court costs and fines, drug counseling and treatment, probation, random drug tests, and limits on a person’s freedom. Because of the potential negative consequences, a person charged in Colorado with a drug offense needs to have a qualified lawyer represent them.
A lawyer representing a people charged with drug offenses must possess extensive knowledge of the laws involving these offenses. The attorney must investigate the actions of law enforcement to insure the police have not violated a person’s constitutional rights. Police may have violated a warrant requirement, a person’s right against unreasonable search and seizure, the right to remain silent, or a person’s right to have an attorney present for questioning. Police also may charge a person with being a drug dealer when the person may have only possessed for personal use.
Being investigated for drug offenses
Often people are unaware they are being investigated for a drug offense. If a person is aware of an investigation against them for a drug offense they should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Contacting a lawyer that is intimately aware of the laws regarding drug offenses, important constitutional rights, as well as potential defenses can provide invaluable advice. A person should not meet with the police during an investigation against them without an attorney present.
Facing criminal drug charges
A person that is charged with drug related charges should not risk fighting the prosecution without the help of a qualified attorney that has vast experience in this area of law. The law firm of Black & Graham offers a free initial consult. This allows the person accused of a drug offense to learn the potential consequences, defenses, and the court process in a confidential setting with an attorney skilled in this area of law.