Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

Fighting Felony Drug Charges

Finding yourself facing drug charges is a daunting situation.  There can be numerous questions surrounding your arrest that leave you looking for an ally for representation and guidance.  Below you’ll find some helpful information intended to give you a starting point for building a successful defense and fighting felony drug charges.

What Determines If A Drug Charge Is A Misdemeanor Or Felony?

As with any crime, there are variables that determine the severity of the charges.  For drug possession crimes, a key aspect is the quantity of [..]

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains New Colorado Law

On Monday, May 20, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that police must now require probable cause before they are able to deploy dogs trained to detect marijuana. This places yet another divide between how the state of Colorado and the federal law choose to investigate marijuana.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that any dog trained to alert to marijuana cannot be used until the officer establishes probable cause that an actual crime has been committed.

In the past, since the seventies, in fact, police dogs were trained [..]

Why Is Your CO Drug Trafficking Offense Charged as a Federal Crime?

Your drug trafficking offense can be charged as a federal crime in Colorado under certain circumstances. In this post, we’ll detail the reasons why law enforcement officials can charge you at the federal level, and what you can do if you find yourself dealing with a federal case.

Colorado Drug Trafficking Charges

Both state and federal laws penalize drug trafficking, which is the transport, import, sale, and/or manufacture of illegal controlled substances. The level of penalty varies with the type of drug and the amount of the [..]

Why Drug Possession in Colorado Is Sometimes Charged as Trafficking

Not all drug charges look the same. Colorado law administers different charges and penalties based on the amount of drugs present, the type of drugs, and what the accused were planning on doing with the drugs when they were caught.

If you were caught with drugs that you only intended to use personally, you might not expect truly severe charges or penalties. Sometimes, however, law enforcement officers charge personal users with trafficking, and the difference between possession and trafficking charges could mean quite a few extra years [..]

Can Colorado Police Search You for Drugs on a Bus?

If a peace officer pulls you over for an alleged traffic violation, they may ask to search your vehicle. You have the right to say no.

Law enforcement officers have the right to search a person or their property only if they have reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime, and if they only suspect you to have committed a traffic offense, they cannot search you for other crimes. This is a part of your Fourth Amendment rights.

But while the Fourth Amendment is a right extended [..]