Colorado Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorneys
When Colorado legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana in the state, many believed that they would also relax their position on drug possession in general. However, this has not been the case. The possession of most controlled substances in Colorado is still a felony offense. Even the smallest amounts of cocaine or meth amphetamines can result in significant time behind bars. If you’re facing drug charges, it’s imperative that you contact an experienced Boulder drug possession attorney as soon as possible so that you can learn what your options are.
Colorado classifies controlled substances separately and each scheduled drug results in different crime classifications and penalties.
The penalties for possession of these substances depends largely on the schedule drug, the amount of drug in your possession, whether there was intent to sell, whether you’re a habitual offender, and whether you were within close proximity to a school.
If you are convicted of drug possession, you may serve anywhere from six months to up to 32 years in prison for your crime.
If you have been arrested for drug possession or drug distribution, it is important to know that you can fight these serious charges. First-time offenders and those with small amounts of drugs in their possession may be able to seek treatment in lieu of jail time. An experienced drug possession attorney in Boulder can push to have you enter the Colorado drug diversion program instead of going to jail. There may also be specialized drug courts, Veterans Treatment Centers, and deferred sentencing for drug offenders.
If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with possession of drugs in Boulder, it is important to know that you are not alone. There are ways you can fight these charges and have them reduced or even dismissed altogether. Don’t delay in calling a knowledgeable Boulder criminal defense attorney from the Mertes Law Firm who can guide you through the process, looking out for your rights and your future. Call us today at 303-440-0123.
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