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Drug Crimes

     In Colorado your charge depends on the amount of drugs you are in possession of and the type of drug. These charges are broken into either Class 1 or 2 Misdemeanors or Class 1-6 Felonies. Your initial thought should be hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney that specializes in drug crimes. At Criminal Defense Attorney Denver we have previously represented many clients with drug charges. We know the ins and outs of drug charges and can aggressively represent you throughout the legal process. 

 

Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I:

Schedule I possession of a controlled substance includes things like heroin, LSD, mescaline, synthetic opiates, and others.

 

Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule II:

Schedule II possession of a controlled substance includes things like cocaine, methadone, methamphetamine.

 

Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule III:

Schedule III possession of a controlled substance includes things like codeine, anabolic steroids, testosterone.

 

Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule IV:

Schedule IV possession of a controlled substance includes things like tranquilizers and sedatives.

 

Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule V:

Schedule V possession of a controlled substance includes things like over the counter medicine with small amounts of narcotics.

 

 

Penalties per drug schedule:

Schedule I or II (first offense), Class 3 Felony, Prison: 4-12 years, Fines: $3,000-$750,000

Schedule III (first offense), Class 4 Felony, Prison: 2-6 years, Fines: $2,000- $500,000

Schedule IV (first offense), Class 5 Felony, Prison: 1-3 years, Fines: $1,000- $100,000

Schedule V (first offense), Class 1 misdemeanor, Jail: 6-18 months, Fines: $500-$5,000

C.R.S. 18-18-405

 

Habitual Drug Offenders:

     A person who is convicted of a 3rd felony within a ten year period can be subjected to a sentence three times the maximum allowed. This conviction can result in a very long and extensive period of incarceration.

     A person who is convicted of a 4th felony within a ten year period can be subjected to a sentence four times the maximum allowed.

C.R.S. 18-1.3-801

 

     For more information regarding representation for your drug charges, give Criminal Defense Attorney Denver a call today. We will be by your side every step of the way to get you through the legal process and your life back on track. For a FREE Consultation call Criminal Defense Attorney Denver at: (720) 398-4499