Colorado Springs Drug Crime Lawyer
Fighting Your Challenges of Drug Crimes
Drug offenses are relentlessly pursued and punished in Colorado. In recent
years, there have been a number of undercover narcotics operations throughout
the Colorado Springs area, and these combined efforts have resulted in
the seizure of $145,000 in drug proceeds and 5.2 pounds of cocaine. In
many cases involving illicit drugs, the defendant is a repeat offender,
which will enhance the charges and penalties that he or she may be facing.
Drug & Narcotic Cases We Handle
There are many crimes associated with drugs, and with the new laws that
are being passed regarding medical marijuana, some individuals may be
breaking the law without realizing it. Click on the following links for
Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulations
Many people do not realize the legal steps that must be taken in order
to obtain medical marijuana. Just like any other drug used for medicinal
purposes, you need a prescription to possess and use marijuana. Failing
to follow the proper procedures and regulations can result in you being
charged for possession, even if you are using it for medicinal purposes.
Possession of Controlled Substances
Possession of a controlled substance is when you have a certain amount
of an illegal drug in your possession that indicated to law enforcement
officers that you were intending to use it yourself, not distribute or
sell it. This will generally be a lighter sentence than distribution charges,
though it depends on the drug, the amount of the drug, and the circumstances
when you were arrested.
Distribution of Controlled Substances
Distribution charges tend to be harsher than possession charges, because
you must be in possession of a large amount of the substance in order
to have a distribution charge. Depending upon the drug, the amount you
have, and the circumstances of your arrest, you could be facing serious
jail time if you are arrested to distribution or intent to distribute.
Unlawful Marijuana Cultivation
Although you may be cultivating marijuana for medicinal purposes, there
are specific regulations you must follow if you want to grow your own
plants. Doing so unlawfully can result in serious charges, such as possession
and distribution or intent to distribute. These charges can be very serious
if you are found with a large amount of unlawfully cultivated marijuana.
Strong Defense Against Your Drug Charges
One of the surefire ways that you can fight your drug charges is by challenging
the circumstances that led to your arrest. An experience criminal attorney
can dig deep into an investigation of your arrest to uncover any areas
where the cops went wrong. During a drug bust, there are numerous ways
that a cop can violate your rights.
From ignoring the rules of search and seizure to relying on bogus "confidential
police informants", there are many illegal tactics used by law enforcement
officers in an attempt to get another arrest. Sometimes, the police will
outright lie or exaggerate in their police reports. My firm will carefully
scrutinize every aspect of your case to make sure that they are held accountable
for these illegal actions.
Many times, I can make a motion to suppress evidence if your rights were
violated during the arrest process. This can lead to the entire case being
thrown out of court. When you are arrested for a drug crime, you want
an attorney who is experienced and dedicated to defending your case. At
The Samuelson Law Firm, I fight every case as if I were the person on
trial. While no outcome is guaranteed, I will aggressively defend you
in court in the hopes of having your charges reduced, or your case thrown
more than 25 years of
criminal defense experience, I have the knowledge you want and can provide the one-on-one
service you need.