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October 2014 Archives

When do Colorado police consider an object to be paraphernalia?

Because marijuana was decriminalized here in Colorado recently, residents in our state enjoy less aggressive drug charges when it comes to possession of the drug. This has cut down on arrests for drug crimes, which could be saving the state considerable amounts of taxpayer dollars in the long run.

No matter your age, knowing your rights is important

Imagine for a moment that you have just been taken into police custody, accused of possessing drugs with the intent to sell. You are taken to the police station and placed in a room with an interrogator. The interrogator wastes no time and immediately starts asking you questions about the crime you allegedly committed. What do you do?

What is drug trafficking and what are the penalties?

As you may already know, any drug or specific substance that could be used as drug is always classified in a category, or schedule, that is used by the Justice Department. The schedule of the drug, ranging from one to five, correlates to the "drug's acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential," according to the Drug Enforcement Agency's website.

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