Drug Defense Attorney
Drug Charges in Colorado
In Colorado, the ramifications of drug-related charges can vary significantly based on the nature of the crime. The courts differentiate between possession, sale/distribution, manufacturing, and use of controlled substances, each carrying its unique set of implications.
At Liberty Law Center, our team of experienced drug crime lawyers is well-versed in handling a variety of drug crime cases. Whether you’re facing charges related to drug possession, the sale of controlled substances, or illegal drug use, we’re here to help. We understand Colorado drug laws and the potential Colorado drug crime penalties you could face.
We’ll leverage our expertise to build a robust defense and explore various strategies to ensure the best possible outcome for your drug crime charges. This could involve challenging the legality of the search that led to the discovery of the controlled substance involved, questioning the ownership of the drug paraphernalia, or arguing for accepted medical use in the case of prescription drugs or marijuana possession.
We also understand the fear and anxiety that drug charges can evoke. Our drug crime attorney team, based in Colorado Springs, is committed to providing support and understanding throughout the legal process. We aim to protect your rights and prevent a drug crime conviction that could tarnish your criminal record or impact your future.
Legal Drugs in Colorado
A common misconception is that the use of marijuana has no limitations in Colorado. However, Colorado has legalized the possession of marijuana to individuals above the age of 21 with limited circumstances. For example, possessing over two ounces or any amount if you’re under 21 is a crime in Colorado. Of course, if you’re using it for medical reasons, you are permitted to have it on your person under age 21.
If you’re on federally owned property such as Military installations, National Parks, airports, courthouses, the Veterans Administration, and post offices, you’re not allowed to possess any amount of marijuana.
Illegal Drugs in Colorado
In Colorado, controlled substances are sectioned into five different “schedules” in order from one to five. They’re separated according to their likelihood of abuse. The different schedules are:
- Schedule I: These drugs include heroin and hallucinogens like LSD, PCP, psilocybin, mescaline, and peyote. They’re placed in this category for their high potential for abuse and so far do not have any official medical use and have also been categorized as unsafe for use in treatment. As of January 4, 2023, it is no longer a crime to possess Psilocybin if you are over 21.
- Schedule II: Like schedule I substances, schedule II substances also have a high potential for abuse. However, unlike schedule I drugs, they have potential medical effects even though they might result in severe psychological and physical dependence. These substances include prescription opioid pain pills like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl, methadone, cocaine, and methamphetamines.
- Schedule III: These substances have lesser abuse potential and can be used for accepted medical use. However, these can still cause dependence if used incorrectly or frequently. Schedule III drugs include barbiturates, ketamine, anabolic steroids, and medication that includes small amounts of codeine.
- Schedule IV: These drugs have a lower potential abuse rate and have been made acceptable for medical use. However, they have caused limited psychological and physical dependence, including antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications such as Valium and sleep aids like Ambien.
- Schedule V: These drugs are the least dangerous and are currently widely accepted for medical use. These include things like over-the-counter cough syrup and cold medications that contain very small amounts of codeine.
Contact our Colorado Drug Crimes Attorneys Today For Help
Liberty Law Center’s dedicated team of drug crime lawyers is ready to take on your case and fight for your rights. Don’t let a drug conviction ruin your life, and contact us today to schedule a consultation.