Drug Possession Lawyers in Colorado Springs
Being arrested for possession of illegal substances, or being charged with possession, is terrifying. Whether it’s the first time you’ve been charged with this crime, or you have a criminal history with other drug-related crimes, it’s vital to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
There are severe penalties for possession of an illegal substance in Colorado, and you need an attorney to avoid or minimize the consequences of a conviction. Penalties can include fines of varying amounts, a jail sentence, or even time in prison—and those are just the immediate legal consequences.
You can also face difficulty finding employment, being barred from pursuing certain careers altogether and damage your personal and professional reputation. Don’t gamble with your future—contact Anaya McKedy today so that we can start building a strong case for your defense.
Your attorney is also a valuable asset when dealing with law enforcement and the prosecution, both of which are not above using intimidation or manipulation to build their own case against you. We’re familiar with their tactics, and we know how to counter them.
Possession in Colorado Springs
Possession charges in Colorado Springs refer to knowingly possessing any material, preparation, or compound considered to be a controlled substance, in an amount less than four grams.
Most drug possession charges are felonies, though the class of felony will vary depending upon the type of drug and the amount of the substance found. Some crimes, such as possessing meth, are prosecuted more aggressively than others, but any possession charge is something you should take very seriously.
Proving Possession Charges
In order to gain a conviction in these drug crimes, the prosecution must prove that you possessed the substance “knowingly.” While the prosecution will paint this situation as being a black-and-white matter, a good criminal defense attorney knows that there are many ways to cast doubt as to whether or not you were in “knowing” possession of an illegal substance.
There are often miscommunications, misunderstandings, and other factors which can be taken into consideration. Additionally, the circumstances of your arrest matter a great deal. Arresting officers do not always correctly follow policy and procedure during an arrest and can violate the rights of the accused in the process. Whether these deviations from procedure are accidental or intentional, they can be used by your attorney to build a strong defense against possession charges.
Contact Anaya McKedy today
In order to build that defense, we need access to your case and all available information about it as soon as possible. That’s why it’s so crucial for you to contact a criminal attorney as soon as you can. Call us today for a consultation, so that we can begin to explore all available options for your defense. Don’t make the mistake of believing you can fight this on your own—you need our experience and knowledge on your side.