Colorado Criminal Defense Blog

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 [..]

Drugs and Alcohol: Two Things That Can Ruin College Life

When you first moved onto your Denver college campus, you were probably nervous about various academic and social issues, such as whether you’d earn good grades and be able to find a close group of friends to hang out with in your free time.

As time went on, you no doubt found your niche and began to feel more at ease with college life. You may also have learned that most problems are temporary, and perseverance and diligence go a long way toward success.

There’s another side [..]

Increasing Crime Stats Driven By Addiction

If your child is struggling with an addiction to drugs, it is likely that your entire family has suffered at the same time.

Drug addiction is painful to watch in a beloved family member. You probably wish every day you could somehow take the pain away, but the situation never improves.

Your loved one may refuse treatment, or he or she may have tried unsuccessfully on numerous occasions to get clean.

Aside from your fears for your loved one’s health, you may worry about the legal ramifications [..]

Jail Time Because You Suffer From Addiction?

People struggle to understand what it’s like to suffer from addiction. In fact, you might not even truly understand it. You might feel like the addiction owns you, which makes it difficult for you to move past it.

Additional problems arise when you encounter law enforcement since their function remains enforcing the law despite the fact that you need help shaking your addiction instead of just spending time in jail.

Criminal Lawyer Explains How Drug Addiction Starts

You made a conscious decision to take drugs the first [..]

“Pirate” Marijuana Grows in Colorado

The growth, use and regulation of marijuana currently resides in a grey zone in the United States.With some marijuana use being legal in the state of Colorado but still illegal federally, the law in this area can get confusing. In Colorado, a person over the age of 21 may grow up to six plants for personal use (with no more than three mature plants at a time). However, growing any more than this is illegal and comes with varying punishments in relation to the number of plants. [..]