Colorado’s legalization of small quantities of marijuana has taken center stage in our state and nation. Yet, there is still agreement among most people that more addictive and debilitating drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD, and crystal meth, should remain illegal. In this blog, we will discuss Colorado’s Drug Felony laws. Read More – Colorado Drug Offense Law
Cocaine, Heroin and Meth Denver Criminal Defense Lawyers
Our criminal defense attorneys in Denver often fight the government on charges of possession of a controlled substance. While Colorado has revamped its classification of felony laws on drug possession, you can still face strict consequences which will impact your employment, housing and family life. Most employers will conduct a criminal background check to see if you have ever been convicted of a crime. When drug convictions show up, employers will politely decline to hire you. Insurance companies frown on employing drug users, and employers worry that a former drug user is more likely to begin using again and hurt the company. A similar rationale occurs with background checks by landlords if you choose to apply for an apartment or house to rent. In some cases, DHS, or Social Services, will get involved in your family’s life and find you unfit to parent your kids if you are convicted of a drug crime.
Ecstasy, LSD and Crystal Meth Defense Attorneys in Arapahoe and Jefferson County
More serious drugs like Ecstasy, LSD and Crystal Meth will qualify for prosecution under Colorado’s new drug felony laws. Charges of being a dealer for distribution, manufacture or sale of drugs will lead to the most extreme penalties, while Possession of a Controlled Substance will likely be given a second chance with a reduced misdemeanor plea or a deferred judgment to a felony. Treatment is seen as the priority for drug users, rather than incarceration in prison and jail. Of course, if someone repeatedly offends and refuses to successfully complete drug treatment, they will be incarcerated like the drug dealers.
Douglas and Adams County, Colorado Drug Felony Level Laws
Persons in Adams and Douglas County possessing quantities of serious drugs like cocaine, heroin, LSD, crystal meth, methamphetamine and ecstasy will be looking at a charge for level 1 drug felony, level 2 drug felony, level 3 drug felony or level 4 drug felony. Each of these get more severe given the quantity possessed, with a level 4 drug felony the least severe. Other ways Colorado refers to these felony charges include DF1, DF2, DF3 and DF4. Drug felony charges all include the possibility of prison time in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Fortunately, if a person is in prison simply for drug possession or use, the time they spend serving their sentence is one of the least of all crimes. In some cases, a drug felony misdemeanor is a consideration in Lone Tree, Centennial or Greenwood Village.
Our Denver Drug Felony Lawyers know the best way to get your charges dismissed or a reduced plea offered. After twenty-five years defending men and women like you in Castle Rock, Aurora and Parker, we have the experience to ensure you get the best outcome for your criminal case. Don’t trust your future to anyone less. So, when contacted by police, remain silent and call us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.
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