Heroin Possession

Heroin Possession Denver, Colorado, Criminal Lawyer

A drug substance is considered Schedule I when:

  • It has a high potential for abuse.
  • There is no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
  • It lacks accepted safety for use under medical supervision.

Heroin Is a Schedule I Substance

If the Colorado court discovers a person is addicted to heroin based on a drug assessment, the court may sentence a person to go through a rehabilitation program rather than prison on the condition he or she completes the requirements of the program. Section 18-18-203, C.R.S. We frequently represent clients charged with drug possession in Denver, Douglas, Arapahoe and other Colorado counties. You need a full-time Denver criminal lawyer if you are charged with heroin possession.

Heroin possession in Colorado is serious, with sentencing to the Colorado Department of Corrections dependent on the quantity of heroin itself or components used to make the drug.

  • a) Four grams or less of a schedule I drug (such as heroin) is a Class 6 felony
  • b) More than 4 grams is a Class 4 felony
  • c) If a person possesses at least 25 grams but less than 450 grams, distribution, manufacturing and sale of heroin will be presumed and the person convicted will be sentenced to the Colorado Department of Corrections for an extended period.
  • d) If a person possesses 450 grams or more, he or she will be presumed to be involved in the distribution, manufacture and sale of heroin, and will face an extensive prison sentence in the Colorado Department of Corrections. 

Section 18-18-405, C.R.S. A repeat offense will dramatically increase the amount of time served.

Contact Us

Contact a Colorado lawyer who has experience fighting possession of heroin charges. At the O'Malley Law Office, our attorneys have been defending our clients against allegations of controlled substance possession for over 18 years in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and every other Colorado county. If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police regarding heroin possession, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call the O'Malley Law Office, P.C., at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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