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Drug Crime Attorneys in Louisville

Drug charges are a serious blemish on your legal record that can have lasting effects on your personal life. Individuals with misdemeanors and felonies on their record often face challenges with employment, housing, and education. Felony drug convictions can also result in the loss of liberties such as the right to vote, serve on a jury, or own a firearm.
Fortunately, Datz Law Firm has an experienced and qualified team of accomplished professionals who are trusted to offer top-tier legal representation and provide diligent support every step of the way. It is our mission to understand you and your case and to fight for your best interests. 
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Most Common Drug Crimes in Colorado

Possession is the most common drug crime in the state of Colorado. Despite Colorado’s progressive stance on marijuana, possession of a certain amount is still prosecutable. The most common drug charges in Colorado are as follows:
Drug Possession
Possession of controlled substances like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and hallucinogens is illegal under Colorado law. In Colorado, the legal limit for marijuana possession is one ounce for recreational use and two ounces for medical use. Exceeding these limits can result in legal penalties.
Intent to Distribute
The intent to distribute is typically determined by the amount of drugs an individual possesses. If it is deemed “beyond personal use,” then it typically indicates an intent to sell. Specific packaging can also be an indication of intent to distribute.
Drug Manufacturing
Any evidence of an individual producing illegal drugs can result in a drug charge, whether it is growing marijuana beyond the legal limit or manufacturing substances like methamphetamine or LSD.
Drug Trafficking
Trafficking involves the sale, distribution, or transportation of drugs. Drug trafficking is a far more serious offense than possession and typically results in lengthy prison sentences.
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Drug Paraphernalia
Any paraphernalia intended to be used with illegal substances, (pipes, syringes, etc.), is considered illegal.
Public Consumption
Though marijuana is legal for recreational use in Colorado, using it in public is still against the law. Any consumption in public places like parks and sidewalks is prohibited.
Underage Possession of Marijuana
In the state of Colorado, anyone under the age of 21 is prohibited from using marijuana. The one exception to this law is the prescription of a medical card from a doctor for individuals 18 to 20 years of age.

Classification of Drugs in Colorado

Colorado categorizes drugs into five different classifications called schedules. Drugs are ranked in Schedules I through V based on the risk of potential abuse. 
Schedule I
Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous classification of drugs. These drugs have the highest risk of potential abuse and include drugs like LSD and heroin. These substances are not approved for any legitimate medical purpose
Schedule II
Schedule II drugs also have a high risk of potential abuse, but do serve some legitimate medical purposes. These are commonly opioid pain pills such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl. These drugs have been growing in popularity in recent years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cases involving prescription drugs require a nuanced approach due to the legalities surrounding prescribed medication. We meticulously analyze the validity of the prescription, the intent, and the circumstances of the arrest to provide a defense strategy that addresses the specifics of these charges in Colorado.
Colorado offers certain avenues for expungement, depending on the nature of the drug charge and your criminal history. We can guide you through the process, determining eligibility, and executing the necessary steps to clear your record, thereby helping to restore your reputation and future opportunities.
Navigating the complexities of drug laws in Colorado demands legal expertise specifically in drug-related offenses. Our specialized knowledge ensures that we can effectively challenge the prosecution's case, explore all avenues for mitigation, and aim for outcomes that favor our clients. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Schedule III
Schedule III drugs have a lower risk of dependency and abuse and include drugs like Tylenol with codeine or anabolic steroids. The threshold for these drugs is less than 90mg of codeine per dosage unit.
Schedule IV
Schedule IV drugs include drugs like Ambien, Valium, or Xanax and typically have a lower risk for abuse.
Schedule V
Schedule V drugs mostly consist of over-the-counter medications that serve legitimate medical purposes and are very low risk for abuse.

Additional Information in Louisville, Colorado

Understanding Drug Use and Addiction: Explore the science behind drug use and addiction, including how substances affect the brain and body, at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Drug Abuse and Addiction Treatment: Discover comprehensive treatment options and resources for drug abuse and addiction at Denver Health.
Toxicology Services at Colorado Bureau of Investigation: Learn about the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's toxicology services, which support law enforcement with crucial forensic analysis.

How Datz Law Firm Can Provide Support

Datz Law Firm specializes in criminal defense. We understand the lasting emotional toll that a drug charge can have on you and your future. Whether you are facing charges for a DUI, possession, or something more severe, we’re ready to help. Contact us today and get started on the path toward justice.
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