Drug Possession Lawyers in Denver
Legal Representation for Misdemeanor & Felony Charges
Are you looking for a drug possession attorney in Denver? Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the legalization of recreational marijuana has resulted in a weakening of drug laws in Colorado. You could be facing serious penalties and a criminal record that will follow you long into the future. The Legal Defense Group is dedicated to providing effective legal representation and protecting our clients’ rights.
Drug Classifications in Colorado
Federal and Colorado state law classify controlled substances into different schedules based on the potential for abuse and addiction. The schedule of the controlled substances you are accused of possessing and the amount of the drug will influence the charges and potential penalties for conviction.
Colorado’s drug schedules include:
- Schedule I – Drugs with the greatest potential for addiction and abuse, such as heroin, LSD, and peyote
- Schedule II - Drugs that may have legitimate medical uses, but also have a high risk of dependence, such as opium, cocaine, and methamphetamines
- Schedule III – Drugs with a moderate risk of addiction, such as codeine and other depressants
- Schedule IV – Drugs with known medical uses and low abuse risk, such as tranquilizers and sedatives
- Schedule V – Drugs with the lowest risk of abuse, such as codeine in certain medications
In addition to the drugs in the above schedules, it is possible to be charged with possession of marijuana. Although Colorado was one of the first two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, an individual may be facing a marijuana possession charge if he or she is in possession of more than one ounce or is under the age of 21.
Penalties for Drug Possession Conviction
Drug possession can result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the type of drug, the amount found in the accused’s possession, and other factors. Regardless of the type of drug, a conviction can result in a jail or prison sentence and staggering fines. Our drug possession lawyers in Denver can explain your options and craft an effective defense for your case.
When you are ready to discuss your case with an attorney, please call (720) 465-4221 for a free consultation.
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