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Drug Sales & Distribution Archives

Heroin is more common than ever, and users aren't who you think

Last year, the Colorado Springs Police Department Metro Vice, Narcotics & Intelligence (MVNI) division reported that it seized more than seven pounds of heroin off of Colorado streets. The report is solid evidence of a truth legal and health care professionals have come to understand: that Colorado is not exempt from the recent surge in heroin use the United States is experiencing.

More prisoners scheduled for release under commuted sentences

If you've been paying attention to the news like we have then you have likely heard about the president's most recent move to give non-violent criminals a second chance at life. He did this by granting commuted sentences to 22 individuals who were serving a considerable amount of time for non-violent drug crimes. The commuted sentences now reflect the current sentencing laws for a plethora of crimes that once had harsher punishments under the "outdated sentencing regime," the White House said.

Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, but not for everyone

If you pay attention to the news, then you may have learned a shocking statistic about our state as of late. In a USA Today article last month, Colorado residents learned that the number of middle school students who were caught with drugs last year set a "decade-high record" in the state. Even though a majority of school districts did not specifically name which drugs were found, some residents are pointing fingers at the state's legalization of marijuana as the reason for the increase in drug possession instances among teens.

How a simple prescription drug can land you in big trouble

Imagine for a moment that you are prescribed pain medication after visiting the doctor for an injury. After awhile, the pain subsides but you notice that you haven't taken all of the pills. A friend of yours has been complaining of lower back pain for weeks now so you decide to see if they want them. They do but you think back to how expensive it was to get the prescription in the first place. What would be the harm in asking for some money for your unused pills?

Why Did I Get Charged With a Crime?

Often we have clients confused how they are charged with a crime when they were not actively involved with the crime itself.  The answer, they are charged under the theory of complicity.  Colorado has enacted the statute of complicity stating, "A person is legally accountable as principal for the behavior of another constituting a criminal offense if, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of the offense, he or she aids, abets, advises, or encourages the other person in the planning or committing the offense." C.R.S 18-1-603

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?

Facing drug charges? You still have rights

Being charged with a drug crime in Colorado can be very scary. People who are approached by police or find themselves under investigation can be defensive or react with hostility and anger. In many of these situations, the reactions are the result of not understanding your constitutional rights.

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