On behalf of Anaya-McKedy, P.C. posted in Drug Trafficking on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
Marijuana use may have been legalized in Colorado, but there are still plenty of restrictions involving the use, manufacturing, sale and distribution of the drug. It is also is an illegal drug on the federal level, which all means that criminal charges involving marijuana remain a real possibility.
Charges are a reality for the 32 people authorities recently arrested as a part of a massive local, state and federal investigation. We reported in our prior post that these individuals were charged with 52 felony counts, which included drug trafficking, money laundering and tax evasion. These are very serious charges, but the individuals’ need for an attorney arose well before even the arrests were made.
Marijuana drug trafficking cases often involve long-term investigations. In many cases, the police already have one or more suspects in mind. The goal of the investigation is to gather as much evidence as possible to ensure that prosecutors can obtain a conviction. The moment you know you could be a suspect, you need to get an attorney.
With us on your side, we can take proactive steps to help protect your rights. This includes preventing potentially illegal searches and seizures instead of trying to keep the evidence out of court retroactively. We can also stop you from making harmful admissions in interrogations instead of letting prosecutors later use statements you made against you in court. Most importantly, we can scrutinize the prosecution’s case and make sure we are building you a strong defense.
Visit our drug offenses page to learn more about your rights and how we can help if you are charged with a crime.