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Types of Drug & Narcotic Cases in Colorado

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.

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.

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  • 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 such as if you were under the influence while driving.
  • 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 with The Samuelson Law Firm

One of the surefire ways that you can fight your drug charges is by challenging the circumstances that led to your arrest. An experience drug crime 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 out altogether.

With more than 25 years of experience, I have the knowledge you want and can provide the one-on-one 
service you need. Contact us today.


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