Experienced Colorado Springs Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers
Drug crime charges can mean harsh penalties and lasting damage to families and futures. The drug crimes defense attorneys at Anaya-McKedy, P.C. understand how serious these charges can be and how much is on the line when you’re the one who has been arrested or accused.
That is why we provide exceptional advocacy and aggressive representation for misdemeanor and felony drug cases in Colorado Springs. With more than three decades of criminal trial experience, our attorneys are highly skilled at helping the accused successfully navigate the criminal justice system. We will provide a strong defense at every step, and our goal is always to help you minimize the potential negative impacts and achieve the best possible resolution.
Call (719) 259-5516 or email us for a FREE, confidential consultation.
We are here 24/7, ready to help you. We can give you important answers about your best defense options against drug crime charges in Colorado Springs. We can also explain the next steps and fiercely defend you. We offer consultations over the phone and in person at jail or our Colorado Springs offices so you can get defense advice and representation ASAP.
Possession & Distribution
As with any drug crimes, the charges for drug possession and distribution offenses will depend on:
The type of drug found: More dangerous controlled substances are always associated with more severe charges and penalties.
The amount of the drug involved: Large amounts of illegal narcotics also trigger harsher charges and punishments.
The circumstances under which the drug is found: If drug possession and/or distribution has allegedly occurred during the commission of other offenses (like gun crimes or violent offenses), aggravated drug charges can apply, and these will bring more serious potential penalties.
Drug Possession Charges in Colorado
To get a conviction for drug possession charges in Colorado, prosecutors have to prove that you were “knowingly” in possession of the narcotics. Depending on the circumstances, there may be various evidence showing you didn’t “knowingly” possess the drugs and/or that the illegal narcotics belonged to someone else.
Additionally, if the police found the drugs as part of an illegal search, there may be grounds to argue that:
Your Fourth Amendment rights were violated.
The drug possession charges should be thrown out altogether if there is no other evidence to support them.