Colorado’s drug laws have seemingly grown more complicated and intimidating in recent years. Back in 2013, drug crimes in general were reclassified by Colorado legislature, which ultimately implemented several different levels of charges. Colorado’s drug crimes are now divided into:
- Drug Felonies: Including Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 felonies
- Drug Misdemeanors: Including Level 1 and Level 2 misdemeanors
- Drug Petty Offenses
However, it’s important to note that while this may seem more convoluted, the ultimate goal by this reclassification was to lessen the harsh, unreasonable penalties of the previous laws.
Within those subcategories, there are a variety of different drug-related offenses that can be committed, including things like possession, distribution, and trafficking. The more severe penalties tend to be levied on offenses like distribution and trafficking of drugs such as methamphetamines, marijuana, ecstasy and MDMA, heroin, prescription drugs, and other controlled substances.
In some cases, drug offenses and convictions can result in hefty minimum sentences which include mandatory prison time. That’s why if you’ve been charged with any number of the drug offenses in Colorado, it’s important to immediately reach out to an experienced drug lawyer in Denver to help work your case.
Contact An Experienced Drug Crime Lawyer
At the Law Office of Jill M. Jackson, we specialize in all types of criminal defense, including and especially drug crime defense. Our goal is to make sure your rights are fully defended as well as ensuring that your side of the story is told properly in order to fight for your best interests in court and throughout the process.
The facts of the case, the type of drug offense, and a number of other factors can play into the conviction and sentencing. Make sure you are properly defended by an aggressive drug attorney in Denver and contact the Law Office of Jill M. Jackson today.