Colorado Drug Crimes: Possession
Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyer
Colorado narcotics abuse statistics show that approximately 348,000 individuals throughout the state have a dependence problem, and 126,000 of these individuals have abused or been addicted to drugs. Columbian and Mexican drug organizations are responsible for the most of the illicit drugs that are in Colorado, and these drugs are distributed to students, teenagers, prostitutes, and other adults who are interested in using drugs.
When you are arrested for possession of a
controlled substance you are immediately concerned about how this will affect the rest of your life. If you do not hire an aggressive defense attorney, what may have been a one-time mistake can ruin your life. In many cases, the defendant was not even at fault for the possession, but lack of competent legal representation led to a conviction that is now on their criminal record. If you have been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, it is vitally important to understand the specific laws that apply to your case and the possible defenses.
If you have been arrested for possession, it is important to look at how the arrest came about. Did officers search your car and find a controlled substance there? If so, you may be able to argue that it wasn't yours and you didn't know it was there. If your home was searched, the officers may not have had a right to do so without a search warrant. If a search was committed illegally, your whole case can be thrown out because of that. However, if you do not hire an experienced attorney you will be hard-pressed to prove these things to the court, and you could be facing any of the following penalties:
- Monetary fines
- Drug counseling
- Jail time
There are additional penalties you may have to serve, such as community service. A drug conviction does not look good on your record, and you need to fight the charges if you want to keep your reputation intact.
Drug Possession: Defense Strategies
If you've been accused of drug possession, The Samuelson Law Firm can help! There are a number of viable defenses that may be able to aid you as we fight for your innocence. There are many aspects of drug offenses that I can help you with. If you were found with a large amount of the substance, you may end up being charged with
distribution as well as possession. And it is important to make sure you are following the
Colorado medical marijuana regulations carefully, or you can be in more legal trouble. Some of the possible defenses for your case may include:
- You held a valid prescription
- You didn't "possess" the controlled substance
- You only had temporary possession of the drugs
As your attorney, I have years of negotiating with prosecutors and judges and we may be able to have your charges reduced or thrown out altogether. Call today!