If you are facing drug charges in Garfield County, you need an experienced attorney you can count on to handle your case. You want someone who is:
Committed to serving their clients;
Successful in defending drug crimes cases; and
Dedicated to finding solutions that solve drug problems and prevent prison time.
At Troxell Law, our drug crimes attorneys work with you to achieve the best possible solution in your drug case. We will aggressively defend you and provide you with the smart advocacy you deserve.
Contact Troxell Law today to schedule your confidential consultation with a drug crimes professional.
Our Drug Crimes Attorneys Can Help
Hiring an experienced drug crimes attorney is your first and most important step in protecting yourself against a drug crimes charge. At Troxell Law, your drug crimes attorney will start by ensuring you understand the charges against you and how your charges could impact your life.
Next, your attorney will work tirelessly doing the following:
Examining the evidence in your case;
Carefully assessing the evidence for insufficiencies or illegalities;
Creating a legal strategy;
Obtaining a dismissal or lesser charge;
Negotiating a plea; or
When agreed, taking your case to trial.
Do not wait to speak with a drug crimes attorney at Troxell Law about our legal services and approach to drug crimes. The sooner we can begin your case, the easier it is to minimize damage.
Three Basic Drug Crimes in Colorado
There are three basic drug crimes in Colorado. These are:
The unlawful use of a controlled substance;
Possession of a controlled substance; and
Selling, manufacturing, or dispensing of a controlled substance.
Use of a Controlled Substance
Use of a controlled substance is a level 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to twelve months in county jail and $50 to $750 in fines.
The exceptions are:
Marijuana use in accordance with Colorado’s recreational marijuana laws; and
A current and valid doctor’s prescription to take the controlled substances.
Controlled substances include illegal drugs and prescription drugs that are unlawful to possess without a valid prescription.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
While anyone may possess up to two ounces of recreational marijuana in Colorado, no one may possess controlled substances. By law, possession means:
Actual possession, owning, or physically carrying the drugs;
Constructive possession, having control over the drugs; or
Joint possession, sharing ownership or control of the drugs with someone else.
Possession of controlled substances is a level 1 drug misdemeanor punishable by up to $1,000 and two years in county jail. Possessing over four grams of schedule I or II drugs is a level 4 drug felony.
Possessing any amount of GHB, Flunitrazepam, Ketamine, or cathinone is a level 4 drug felony punishable by six months to one year in prison and $1,000 to $100,000 and a year of parole.
Selling, Manufacturing, or Dispensing of a Controlled Substance
Selling, manufacturing, or dispensing drugs are generally felonies in Colorado with penalties dependent on the substance and the amount of drug sold and possessed. Penalties range from misdemeanor probation to more than thirty years in prison and fines of $1,000,000 when large-scale manufacturing is involved.
Contact an Experienced Garfield County Drug Crimes Attorney
Drug crimes carry serious consequences for your future regardless of the drug type or quantity. Some drug offenses can impact your employment and educational prospects. Do not gamble with your future. Get the legal representation you need today.
At Troxell Law, our drug crimes attorneys will vigorously defend you against any drug offense and offer you practical, honest advice about proceeding with your case. Call our Garfield County office now to schedule your case assessment and get your questions answered by a compassionate, knowledgeable professional you can trust.